A Highland man who earlier pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to three sex charges will stand trial on the charges next month in 4th District Court.
William O. Hayes, 64, is one of five men charged with sex crimes involving the same 13-year-old girl. He is charged with sexual abuse, rape of a child and sodomy on a child, all third-degree felonies. The charges carry minimum mandatory sentences of five, 10 or 15 years in prison.Hayes is also charged with furnishing liquor to a minor, a class A misdemeanor. He will have a jury trial May 15-16 before Judge Ray M. Harding.