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Former middle school principal pleads not guilty to sexual assault charges

Kent Barlow faces five charges in connection to an alleged sexual assault. Kent Barlow faces five charges in connection to an alleged sexual assault.
MARSHALL COUNTY, KY (KFVS) -

A former Marshall County Middle School principal pleaded not guilty to five charges in connection with an alleged sexual assault.

Kent Barlow is charged with assault, wanton endangerment, terroristic threatening, kidnapping of an adult, and rape. He pleaded not guilty during an arraignment Monday.

Kent Barlow, 46, has been charged with assault, wonton endangerment, terroristic threatening, kidnapping of an adult and rape.

The former Marshall County middle school principal pleaded not guilty to the charges against him in court on March 12. His preliminary hearing was waived and the case bound over to Grand Jury on March 21. A Grand Jury indicted Barlow on April 12 of the five charges.

Investigators interviewed the alleged victim, which led to them searching Barlow's home in March 2012.

He was taken into custody at his lawyer's office.

In 2006, Barlow was found not guilty on charges of sexual abuse involving a young boy.

Barlow is due back in court on May 21 at 8:30 a.m. for a status hearing.

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