A 41-year-old police detective waived his preliminary hearing Wednesday on a second-degree felony charge in the sexual abuse of a child.

Detective Kent Ross appeared before 2nd Circuit Judge Brent West in Morgan. Ross is now scheduled to enter a plea April 15 in 2nd District Court.The detective was arraigned April 3 before 2nd District Judge Phillip Browning. According to the charge, Ross sexually abused the child, under the age of 14, Oct. 21 in Ogden.

The detective has been suspended without pay as of Tuesday.