Fairbanks man pleads not guilty to sex abuse

Not guilty pleas today for a Fairbanks man accused of sexually abusing a 4-year-old girl.

According to court documents, 26-year-old Kevin A. Pickett allegedly abused the girl while she was in his care.

Records say during an interview Pickett made admissions that the victim was not lying saying that he quote, "took Ambien and wasn't in his right mind."

Pickett remains jailed at Fairbanks Correctional Center on no bail however today his defense attorney requested a bail hearing.

Trial in his case is set for June 30th.