A plea hearing has been set this week for a Wellsville man accused of sex crimes committed against four children, one as young as six years old.

According to online records, a plea hearing is scheduled on Thursday in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court for 36-year-old Timothy Coles.

That hearing is set four days before Monday when Coles would otherwise go on trial for attempted rape, two counts of rape, one count of attempted sexual battery, and four counts of gross sexual imposition.

According to the indictment, the alleged crimes occurred over a period beginning in 2012 through 2019.

Three of the alleged victims were ten years old when the incidents began.  The fourth alleged victim was only six.

Investigators say Coles was involved in the community, including as a coach.