GEORGETOWN, Ky. (LEX 18) — The man accused of a random, vicious sexual assault inside a Georgetown College housing unit pleaded not guilty.
Authorities say 33-year-old Cody Alan Arnett was arrested Sunday afternoon following the alleged attack.
Police say the attack was random and that Arnett slipped in through an unlocked door at the student’s campus apartment on Military Street.
Officials say he sexually attacked the woman as she slept, sexually assaulted her multiple times and then forced her into a shower.
That’s when, police say, the victim bravely fought back by grabbing Arnett’s knife and stabbing him.
Arnett was sent to an area hospital where he was treated for his injuries.
Accused rapist who police say attacked Georgetown College student has bond set at 100k. Judge reading Cody Arnett's criminal history: 5 prior violent offense convictions pic.twitter.com/AFiAhmA13u
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Georgetown police say they’ve beefed up patrols in the area to make students feel more at ease.
Arnett has a lengthy criminal record. He pleaded not guilty to charges of rape, burglary and tampering with evidence. His bond was set at $100,000. He has five prior violent offense convictions.