Pace pleads not guilty

Published 07/25 2016 11:43AM

Updated 07/25 2016 11:43AM

The case against Andrew Pace, the man accused of raping a juvenile and several men, may finally be moving forward. 

At his arraignment Monday Pace pleaded not guilty. Circuit Judge Brantley Clark has also agreed to appoint Pace an attorney. Pace previously claimed he did not have the money to hire an attorney but prosecutors accused him or hiding his assets. 

However, the argument ground Pace's case to a halt as he kept showing up in court without an attorney. Now that he has one Clark will finally hear arguments on whether or not Pace should be held without bond until his trial.

Pace was given $200,000 in bonds when he was initially arrested, but he bonded out. He was given another $200,000 in bonds when he was arrested again when authorities found other alleged victims and charged him with new crimes.  

Prosecutors say Pace is a danger to the community and should not be allowed to bond out of jail. 

Pace is scheduled to return to court on August 17. 

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