Arraignment set in Pontotoc County for man accused of sex crimes

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PONTOTOC COUNTY, OK -- A man accused of sex crimes in 2 counties will be bound over for trial.

Theodore Baio is set for arraignment January 30th in Pontotoc County on one count of lewd molestation with a minor and one count of sexual battery involving a 21-year-old woman.

The district attorney's office says a judge refused a request to reduce Baio's bail.

A trial date has not yet been selected.

If convicted he could face up to 30 years in prison.

Baio also has a status conference this month in Coal County for three counts of sexual battery.