The Niagara County Sheriff's deputy charged in a rape case from 12 years ago is denying the charges.
Kevin Rohde was flanked by deputies in a show of support Monday during a court appearance.
The 30-year-old was charged last week with first-degree rape for an incident that allegedly happened 12 years ago when he was 18 at his family's Lockport home.
Rohde has been a deputy with the Niagara County Sheriff's office for the past seven years. He was suspended with pay following his arrest.