A rural Garretson man charged with sexually abusing a woman for nearly 14 years has pleaded not guilty.

The Sheriff’s Office says 52-year-old Ronald Lee Neels of Sherman was indicted by a grand jury this week on two counts of first-degree rape, four counts of sexual contact with a child under 16, four counts of third-degree rape, two counts of aggravated incest and two counts of incest.

The victim has told detectives that she was abused by Neeles for 13 years beginning when she was nine.