The Danville man accused of raping an employee during the robbery of a check-cashing business pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Boyle Circuit Court.
Arlen Craig Castle, 42, of 442 Patrician Place, Apt. 2, was indicted in August for first-degree robbery, rape, sodomy, kidnapping, sexual abuse and tampering with evidence stemming from the robbery of Cash Advance on Hustonville Road on July 6.
His wife, Darlene Castle, 38, also was in court Tuesday and pleaded not guilty to first-degree robbery in connection with the same incident.
Both Castles were assigned public defenders. Their next scheduled court appearance is Nov. 2.
Police said Arlen Castle was armed with a gun when he entered Cash Advance, where he allegedly forced an employee to empty the cash drawer and then forced her into the bathroom, where he sexually assaulted her.
Arlen Castle remains in the Boyle County Detention Center under a $100,000 bond while Darlene Castle is being held under a $25,000 bond.