A man charged with 14 felony counts of sexual abuse involving underage girls pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Williams County Court.
40 year old Daniel Bignell, Jr of Montpelier has been held in CCNO since his indictment on September 17th.
Charges against Bignell include four counts of gross sexual imposition, five counts of rape, two counts of attempted rape and three counts of kidnapping. The incidents included, according to police, three young female victims and occured between 1999 and 2010.
If convicted on the more serious charges, Bignell faces a maximum sentence of life in prison.