Judson Preece pled not guilty to 2nd degree child molestation at his arraignment in Whitman County Friday. Preece was not in court, rather he called in to a courtroom phone to enter his plea with his attorney present. Sources tell KHQ's Dylan Wohlenhaus Preece is in a treatment facility in North Idaho. Preece's attorney would not confirm or deny it.
Whitman County judge David Frazier set a trial date for Preece on October 14th. Preece's attorney says there are no plea deals in the works.