70-year-old Michael Richardson, a man charged with three counts of indecency with a child, was back in court Thursday.

In October of 2017 Richardson allegedly sexually assaulted a three-year-old child. He was taken into custody Thursday morning and is being held in the Nueces County Jail on a $40,000 bond.

"Mr. Richardson vigorously and pretty emotionally denies any allegations of wrongdoing," said Eric Perkins, Richardson's attorney. "I know it sounds a little pat sometimes, but he is a 70-year-old man and he has an unblemished history of both service in the U.S. Navy and an employee out at the Naval Air Station."

Richardson entered a plea of not guilty and is requesting a jury trial. His attorney said he does intend to be bonded out, and his arraignment will take place Monday.

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