MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — A Mount Vernon man pleaded not guilty to second-degree child rape and indecent exposure for reportedly raping a 13-year-old girl.

The Skagit Valley Herald reports 33-year-old Neil Roberson pleaded not guilty in Skagit County Superior Court Thursday.

Court documents say the girl reported that Roberson raped her at his house on Aug. 2. Documents say she also told police Roberson began masturbating while talking to her in the home about two weeks before.

Documents say after receiving a search warrant, police saw evidence at the home consistent with the reported rape.

Documents say Roberson admitted to being a registered sex offender and having prior arrests for child molestation.

Bail was set at $200,000.


Information from: Skagit Valley Herald,