An Arkansas man accused of sexually abusing two girls pleaded not guilty Monday, the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported.
Justin Adams, who has been charged with two counts of rape and two counts of sexual assault, entered the plea in a hearing in Circuit Judge Brad Karen's court via video from the Benton County jail.
Authorities arrested the 31-year-old April 16 after the father of a 15-year-old girl contacted the Cave Springs Police Department concerning allegations involving Adams. His daughter said during an interview at the Children's Advocacy Center of Benton County that Adams started sexually abusing her when she was 9 years old, according to court documents.
An 18-year-old girl also said Adams began sexually assaulting her when she was 12 years old, according to a probable cause affidavit.
Adams, a Cave Springs resident, told investigators he engaged in sexual acts with the older girl but denied having sexual contact with the younger, court documents show.
Adams' next court appearance is scheduled for 8 a.m. July 16. Records show he was being held at the Benton County jail in lieu of $75,000 bond as of Monday evening.