A Winchester man accused in the May 1 kidnapping and sexual abuse of a 15-year-old girl pleaded not guilty Monday afternoon in Fayette District Court.
According to court documents, the girl told police that a man approached her at 10:30 a.m. and said he was sent by the school to pick her up. She got in his station wagon, but the man, listed in the document as Josh Rayburn, 30, drove to an area she was unfamiliar with.
The girl tried to open the door, but it was locked. As stated in the documents, Rayburn didn't slow down or allow her to leave the car.
Rayburn touched her on or near her genitalia, according to the court records.
The girl asserted that she told Rayburn "no" several times. As described in the court documents, she retrieved a small can of pepper spray from her backpack, sprayed Rayburn and escaped from the car. She ran to a nearby house in the Greenbrier Estates neighborhood and was able to look back and get the license plate number.
A driver who was stopped at a stop sign in the neighborhood said the girl came to her window. The driver described her as upset, crying and tightly gripping a small container of pepper spray.
The documents show that when police initially talked to Rayburn, he said he hadn't picked anyone up May 1. But Rayburn later said he picked up the girl up at a shopping center on Old Paris Road, near Bryan Station High School, and gave her a ride.
That's the general area the girl described walking to when she left the school, according to the documents.
But in court records, Rayburn denies having any sexual contact with her.
During Rayburn's arraignment Monday Judge T. Bruce Bell kept Rayburn's bond at $80,000.