CODY, Wyo. (AP) — The next court appearance for a Montana man suspected of abducting and assaulting an 11-year-old Wyoming girl has been delayed.

Thirty-nine-year-old Jesse Paul Speer of Manhattan, Mont., was scheduled to have a preliminary hearing Friday in Circuit Court in Cody.

However, court officials say the hearing has been continued and no new date has been set.

Prosecutors allege Speer forced a Cody girl into his SUV at gunpoint on Oct. 8, then assaulted and abandoned her outside of town. The girl was found by hunters driving through the mountainous area.

He was later arrested in Montana.

Speer is a nature photographer and divorced father of two children.

He remains in the Park County Detention Center.