A Palmerton man accused of child abuse will have his case bound over to Carbon County Court.
Robert Schafer, 34, was scheduled to have a preliminary hearing Wednesday before District Judge William Kissner of Palmerton.
Instead, Schafer waived his right to the hearing, and will appear on July 2, at 1:15 p.m. at the courthouse in Jim Thorpe.
Schafer faces charges of aggravated and simple assault, criminal attempt; and endangering the welfare of children.
He has been recommitted to county prison in lieu of $150,000, 10 percent bail.