The former Manhattan Parks and Recreation employee charged with sexual exploitation of a child counts in Pottawatomie County made a brief court appearance Tuesday morning.
Zach Bayless made an appearance via Zoom for a status hearing tied to his late May arrest.
His next court appearance will be a status update hearing on August 31st.
Bayless is accused of feloniously promoting a performance that included sexually explicit conduct of a child under the age of 14 and being in possession of sexually explicit content involving a child.
Investigators say the incidents that prompted the charges occurred between December of last year and mid-May this year.