Poundstone's Lawyer Confident

Paula Poundstone hugged her way through a group of supporters, reports CBS News Correspondent David Dow, then sat silently in a Santa Monica, Calif., courtroom as her lawyer agreed to a September 11 preliminary hearing for the 41-year-old comedian.

She's charged with child endangerment and committing lewd acts on a child, and remains in an alcohol rehab facility.

Attorney Steven Cron said she's doing "extremely well.

"She's also helping other people that are at the program. She's been a role model at the program," he told reporters after the hearing. "She is making progress in rehab and we're looking forward to the day when she can be reunited on a full time basis with her children."

Cron says he'll ask at next month's hearing that the case be dismissed. "Everything that I've seen, about this case has convinced me, as I have been from the start, that Paula is not a child molester, he said. "She is not guilty of these charges, and I'm very confident that we will prevail in the end."

Poundstone is the mother of three adopted children, and has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

She is free on $200,000 bail. If convicted on the three counts of committing a lewd act on a girl under the age of 14 and endangering two other girls and two boys, she faces a maximum of 13 years and four months.

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