CODY, Wyo. (AP) — A Montana man charged with abducting and assaulting an 11-year-old Wyoming girl won't face a preliminary hearing until next month.

Sheridan County Attorney Bryan Skoric said Friday that defendant Jesse Paul Speer of Manhattan, Mont., has waived his right to a speedy preliminary hearing.

Speer had been set for a preliminary hearing on Friday but Skoric says that's been postponed until Nov. 19.

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 in the mountainous area.

He was later arrested in Montana.

An attempt to reach Speer's public defender for comment on Friday was unsuccessful.

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