A 30-year-old Cheyenne man has pleaded not guilty to second degree sexual abuse of a minor charges in Laramie County District Court.

Kyle B. Hayes is accused of sexual contact with an 11-year-old student at the Poder Academy in April.

According to court documents the alleged victim was a student at the academy in February and Hayes was an employee. The girl told her mother that Hayes had touched her inappropriately, including pinching her right breast after telling her that she had hair on her shirt.

The incident allegedly happened while the two were playing chess.

The documents say Hayes admitted to investigators that he had removed hair from the girl's shirt but denied touching her when he did it. Hayes was arrested on April 6.

He has since posted bond, and was bound over to district court following a preliminary hearing in circuit court last month. District Judge Catherine Rogers on Thursday set a trial date of Oct. 17 for Hayes.

Second degree sexual abuse of a minor is punishable by up to 20 years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine under Wyoming law.