A religion teacher accused of raping a teenage student pleaded not guilty Wednesday morning.
Scott Spies, a teacher at the Auburn Adventist Academy, has been charged with third-degree child rape and sexual misconduct with a minor.
At the Regional Justice Center, Spies was surrounded by family and a fellow teacher when he arrived for his arraignment.
Spies, 49, taught Bible study classes at the school and was fired after the allegations came to light.
Investigators said the relationship allegedly started in February 2009, when the girl was 15 years old, and became sexual last fall.
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