Trial set for ex-Wichita YMCA employee accused of rape

WICHITA, Kan. – A former employee of the Wichita YMCA, who is accused of sexually assaulting two young girls at the Kansas center will go to trial this summer.

Caleb Gaston waived his preliminary hearing and pleaded not guilty on Thursday. He is accused of sexually assaulting a 3-year-old girl and a 4-year-old girl in January.

His trial is scheduled to start on 23 July.

The alleged assault happened in the Kid Zone in the center of the YMCA branch. Gaston was a part-time YMCA employee for five years before he was arrested on Jan. 31, after a woman reported her daughter had been abused.

Gaston remains jailed on $1.1 million bond.

Gaston’s lawyer, Steve Ariagno, said Gaston denies any and all allegations of misconduct.

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