Wymore man charged with sexual assault of a child

A 56-year-old Wymore man has pleaded not guilty to 12 charges that include six counts of sexually assaulting a child.

Frank “Blue'' Hardy made his pleas Wednesday in Gage County District Court. The judge set Dec. 15 for Hardy's next hearing.  Hardy remains in custody.

Besides the sex-assault counts, Hardy faces five counts of visual depiction of sexually explicit conduct and one count of possession of child pornography. Court documents say Hardy sexually assaulted the girl several times since August 2008. The girl has since turned 7.