A Springville man pleaded not guilty Friday in 4th District Court to rape of a child, a first-degree felony.
Garth D. Barney, 23, will stand trial on the charge May 1. Barney is charged with forcing himself on a 13-year-old girl at a party. If convicted, he faces a minimum mandatory sentence of five, 10 or 15 years in prison.Barney was also arrested by Springville police in the sale of marijuana to an undercover police officer. Judge George E. Ballif ordered Barney detained until he could hold a bail hearing.