An Arkansas man has pleaded not guilty to charges related to allegedly raping a 13-year-old girl and exposing her to HIV. His trial is set for February 28th.Full story from Northwest Arkansas Times below.
Fayetteville man pleads innocent to charges of rape, exposing girl to HIV
Posted on Thursday, December 27, 2007
A Fayetteville man pleaded innocent Wednesday to charges related to allegedly raping a 13-year-old girl and exposing her to HIV last month.
Kevy Matthew Gilmore, 42, of 612 Betty Jo Drive faces one count each of rape and exposing another person to HIV. Gilmore is being held in the Washington County Detention Center on $ 50, 000 bond. His trial is set for Feb. 28 in Washington County Circuit Court.
The rape allegedly occurred on Nov. 25, according to felony information filed Friday in Washington County Circuit Court. The charge information alleges Gilmore knew he had tested positive for HIV before raping the girl.
Gilmore was living with the girl’s family when the crime allegedly occurred. He was reported by the victim’s guardians and brought in for questioning by Fayetteville police.
The accuser told officers Gilmore came into her bedroom while she was still sleeping and raped her. During an interview with police, Gilmore first denied having sexual contact with the victim, but later said it was consensual, the report stated.
The report stated Gilmore told officers he originally lied because he knew she was 13 and he didn’t want to get in trouble.