A Kenton man who was charged with multiple counts in connection with the November kidnapping of Trinity Hurt, 7, was arraigned Tuesday afternoon by the Hardin County Common Plea Court.
Charles Castle, 57, was charged in late December with one count of attempted aggravated murder, one count of rape, 6 counts of kidnapping, three counts of tampering with evidence and one count of indictment. danger of children, criminal assault, burglary and possession of criminal tools. .
He pleaded not guilty to all counts.
Elizabeth Smith was appointed to represent him.
She informed the court that she intended to file a not guilty by reason of insanity case on the counts.
Judge Scott Barrett set the bond at $ 1.5 million, with multiple requirements if he were to post bond.
This would include home confinement with an ankle monitor.
He must not have any contact with the victim or his family.
Castle is accused of abducting 7-year-old Trinity Hurt from her home on the 600 block of South Leighton Street on Wednesday evening November 10.
She was reported missing the next morning.
A successful search ended when Trinity was found in the basement of an abandoned house in the 9000 block of County Road 180.
Castle is being held in the Marion Multi-County Jail.
A competency hearing will be scheduled once the assessment is complete.