Man’s Rape Case Proceeds

A man charged with the rape and assault of an elderly woman appeared in court Friday. Thirty-nine-year-old Gary Pugh appeared for a pretrial conference. The McCracken Circuit Court Clerk said a jury trial is set for June 7. Pugh was arrested on July 20 after an 80-year-old woman told authorities he showed up at her house and asked to pray with her. Police say he then forced the woman into a bathroom where he physically and sexually assaulted her. He faces charges of second-degree assault, first-degree rape, first-degree sexual abuse, first-degree unlawful imprisonment, and persistent felony offender.

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