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ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) – A Union Star man has pleaded not guilty to accusations he offered baseball cards and other items in exchange for sex through Facebook.

The St. Joseph News-Press reports 23-year-old Christopher Mollett pleaded not guilty to charges Tuesday of attempted sexual enticement of a child. Court documents say Mollett offered the child baseball cards, money and a model car in return for sex and sex acts.

According to court documents, the incident allegedly happened sometime between February and April 24.

Mollett remains in custody in lieu of a $25,000 bond. A preliminary hearing has been set for May 12.

It is not immediately clear if Mollett has an attorney.
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Information from: St. Joseph News-Press/St. Joe, Missouri