George Hiotis

Gates Pleads Not Guilty To Rape

by George Hiotis on July 30, 2013 at 1:41 am

The Muskingum County Prosecutor’s Office says a Zanesville man is facing multiple sex charges involving a child. In Judge Kelly Cottrill’s Common Pleas Courtroom 32-year-old Robert James Gates pled not guilty at his arraignment to two counts of rape, two counts of gross sexual imposition and two counts of pandering obscenity involving a minor. The Prosecutor’s Office says the offense date is between January 11th and February 6th of 2011. Judge Cottrill continued Gates bond at $250,000.