Rape suspect pleads not guilty, bound over for trial

An Emporia man facing sexual assault charges in Lyon County District Court has pleaded not guilty.
Edgar Hilberto Gonzalez, 46, made his pleas during a preliminary hearing Wednesday before Judge Lee Fowler. Gonzalez was bound over for trial at the end of the hearing. His next hearing is at 2 pm March 21.
Gonzalez is charged with single counts of rape and aggravated criminal sodomy. Court documents show Gonzalez was accused of sexually assaulting an 18-year-old on or around Jan. 8. Additional details have not been released with the affidavit sealed in the case.