A man facing four counts of second-degree rape pleaded not guilty Tuesday during arraignment in Hardin Circuit Court.
Robert Lee Hardin, 25, is accused of engaging in sexual intercourse with a female younger than 14 on four occasions between January and April, according to an indictment. The alleged offenses occurred at a Vine Grove residence.
Forcible contact is not alleged.
Hardin is assigned a public defender and a jury trial is set for March 18.
He is lodged at Hardin County Detention Center in lieu of a $50,000 cash bond.