Columbus man pleads not guilty to rape and sodomy charges in Recorder's Court

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - A man who was arrested on rape and sodomy charges pleaded not guilty in Recorder's Court Thursday.

Jose Soto, 30, is charged with felony rape and felony aggravated sodomy. According to police, the charges stem from an allegation that he raped a woman while she slept in his apartment in November 2015.

Soto pleaded not guilty to all charges and denies having sexual contact with the woman.

Police testified in court that DNA from Soto matched up with evidence collected from the alleged victim's body.

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