A Sagle man's preliminary hearing for two counts of lewd and lascivious conduct with a minor is now pending.
The case stems back to 2013 when Christopher John Lawson allegedly chased a preteen girl and her friend around in a hot tub when he grabbed her by the bathing suit and fondled her genitals, according to the Bonners Ferry Herald.
The allegations recently arose in the fall of 2020 when the alleged victim's mother said her daughter disclosed the abuse.
Lawson was arrested in Dec. of 2020, but it's not clear if he remains in custody at the Bonner County Jail.
The preliminary hearing is set for Wednesday.