Kentucky State Police arrested a north Christian County man accused of rape Sunday.
A news release says Detective Lloyd Ray arrested 47-year old Gene Cotton of Mannington around 12:45 Sunday and charged him with 1st degree rape and two counts of 1st degree sexual abuse.
The female victim told police she had been inappropriately touched and was forced into sexual intercourse by Cotton.
Cotton was arraigned in Christian District Court today and a not guilty plea was entered on his behalf after he said he could not afford an attorney. He will appear for another hearing in District Court this Friday.