A Vineyard Haven man charged with indecent assault and battery on a child has been placed on pretrial probation for the charges.
Daniel Parker, 59, was placed on pretrial probation for 18 months on Dec. 14, and ordered not to contact the alleged victim and his family.
After the 18-month probation period, the case will be dismissed.
In February 2012, Mr. Parker was arraigned on three charges of indecent assault and battery on a child under 14 for allegedly assaulting a boy, then seven years old.
“Mr. Parker has steadfastly maintained his innocence on this charge from the beginning,” Mr. Parker’s lawyer, Conrad Bletzer of the Brighton law firm Bletzer & Bletzer, told the Gazette Wednesday. He said that with the disposition of the case, Mr. Parker maintains that innocence going forward. “There was no admission of any wrongdoing,” Mr. Bletzer said.