Steven Ray Stone pleaded not guilty Monday to first-degree kidnapping, rape, attempted strangulation, aggravated assault, domestic battery, burglary and violating a no-contact order. His bail remains at $500,000.
The woman said Stone was in her house when she returned home on Dec. 16. She was able to call for help at 4 a.m. the next day after Stone fell asleep.
District Judge Richard Bevin scheduled a May 6 trial.
Court records indicate Stone has been charged with seven previous crimes against the same woman over the past two years, including misdemeanor domestic battery on Dec. 2.