YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) — A Youngstown man facing life in prison if convicted after he was accused of raping a juvenile over several years pleaded not guilty Wednesday at his arraignment in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court.

Magistrate Timothy Welsh set a trial date of December 12 before Judge Anthony D’Apolito for Robert J. Tullio, 53,

Tullio was arrested last week by U.S. Marshals after he was indicted by a grand jury.

He is presently being held without bond.

Judge D’Apolito is expected to address the issue of bond when Tullio has his first pretrial hearing