JAY –A Jay man facing child molestation charges in Missouri has been charged with sexual misconduct with a 9-year old child.

Bruce Wayne Perdue, 46, of Jay, has been charged with second-degree rape.

He stands accused of sexually assaulting a child on numerous occasions between November and December of last year in his home, according to information filed in the district court clerk’s office.

According to investigators, the child told his mother about the alleged abuse. She took him to the hospital, where doctors confirmed that he had been molested.

Officers with the Jay Police Department contacted Perdue who declined to speak with them.

According to the report, Perdue’s place of employment was contacted when Perdue refused to speak to authorities about the allegations.

An arrest warrant has been issued and a $100,000 bond has been set.

Perdue last appeared in Benton County Missouri on July 2nd, where a trial date was set for Dec. 28, 2009 on charges of first degree child molestation.