Roger Briggs, 35, is charged with sodomy and if convicted, faces at least 30 years and up to life in prison. According to court documents, the girl, now seven years old, was abused over the span of five years.
Briggs appeared in court Friday with his attorney Mitchel Jenkins to waive his preliminary hearing.
Associate Circuit Judge Keith Marquart certified the case for circuit court. Briggs remains in custody awaiting formal arraignment August 14 before Judge Patrick Robb. Jenkins withdrew his motion to reduce bond in the case, which remains set at $75,000 with a $25,000 cash deposit.