A Bulgarian surgeon remains jailed in lieu of $50,500 bail while awaiting a May 17 arraignment on a rape charge.

Dr. Bojidar Georgiev Bakalov, 37, is accused of raping a 35-year-old woman on April 6. The woman had been hired to type his doctor's dissertation.The woman testified during a Wednesday preliminary hearing that Bakalov took her to a secluded spot near the University Hospital and raped her twice.

Bakalov is a thoracic surgeon who has been studying new medical techniques at the University Hospital.

Judges have denied defense motions to release Bakalov from jail for two days and to reduce the bail amount, according to a court clerk.