ORLEANS — An Eastham man pleaded not guilty Thursday in Orleans District Court to eight counts of aggravated rape, according to court documents.
James Souza, 35, is charged with having sexual intercourse or unnatural sexual intercourse with a person by force and against his or her will in eight instances on varying dates in 2014 in Eastham, the documents say. The specifics of the case were shielded from public view in the court file.
Souza was released on $20,000 bail. He was ordered to wear a GPS anklet and stay 200 yards away from the alleged victim, that person’s residence and school, the documents say.
He is scheduled to return to court Dec. 14 for a pretrial hearing.