A Hannibal man pleaded not guilty to assault charges in Marion County Circuit Court Monday morning.

29-year-old Dustin Dye entered the plea in connection with the assault of a seven week old girl in June.

Dye is alleged to seriously injured the baby while she was in his care. The child’s mother is Dye’s girlfriend.

The child, known only as Baby Nora, was taken to St. Louis Children’s Hospital for treatment.

Dye is scheduled to be back in court on September 8 to set a trial date.