Alameda County Deputy Pleads Not Guilty To Rape Charges

DUBLIN (CBS/AP) — An Alameda County Sheriff’s deputy has pleaded not guilty to rape charges.

Twenty-seven-year-old David Reta entered the plea on Monday. He is charged with rape and attempted forcible oral copulation.

Reta is accused of attacking a woman in Moraga in September. Police and prosecutors have not released additional details about the alleged rape.

Reta’s attorney, Daniel Russo, said his client used to date the woman. He said Reta will be exonerated when all the evidence comes out.

Reta was on paid administrative leave from the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office, where he served as a jail deputy.

He was out of jail on $125,000 bail and was scheduled to be back in court on March 2 to set a preliminary hearing date.

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