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BGSU faculty member pleads not guilty to rape charges; alleged victim less than 10 years old

BGSU placed him on paid leave pending an investigation.

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio — A Bowling Green State University faculty member who is facing rape charges pleaded not guilty in Lucas County Common Pleas court Wednesday.

Timothy Davis was indicted last week on three counts of rape. According to the indictment, the alleged victim is under 10 years old.

According to BGSU spokesman Alex Solis, Davis was placed on paid leave.

"Faculty member Tim Davis was arrested last week for a three-count criminal indictment in the Lucas County Common Pleas Court," Solis said. "The University has placed this employee on paid leave, pending investigation. BGSU has no further comment regarding this personnel matter.

Davis was booked into the Lucas County Jail on September 8. He is being held on a total bond of $600,000; $200,000 for each count of rape. Davis's next court hearing is Oct. 6.

According to BGSU's website, Davis is a member of the biological sciences department.