Updated: Tuesday, 13 Nov 2012, 2:02 PM EST
Published : Tuesday, 13 Nov 2012, 2:01 PM EST
BRIDGEPORT -- A Florida flight attendant pleaded not guilty Tuesday to sexually assaulting a local 10-year-old boy 156 times.
Rafael Padilla-Cruz, 22, of Fort Lauderdale, stood before Superior Court Judge Robert Devlin and pleaded not guilty to 156 counts of first-degree sexual assault and 156 counts of risk of injury to a minor.
He elected a jury trial.
Devlin continued the case to Dec. 3. Padilla-Cruz and his lawyer, Michael Meehan, left the Main Street courthouse without comment. Padilla-Cruz is free on $200,000 bond.
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