An unemployed truck driver is accused of raping two women in separate assaults along the same densely wooded stretch of highway where the bodies of six women have been discovered since July, officials said.

Neil Anderson, 35, of New Bedford, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges he abducted and raped a woman at knifepoint in August 1987. He was held at the Bristol County jail on $20,000 bond.Afterward, a second woman who identified Anderson in a composite photograph accused him of raping her in July, said Bristol County District Attorney Ronald A. Pina.