Accused groper enters not guilty plea

Reuben Ramcharit, who faces sex-related charges in connection with an incident in the Stillwater Cub Foods parking lot last month, entered a not guilty plea Thursday on one count of fifth-degree gross misdemeanor criminal sexual assault.

The incident came to light when a 22-year-old Oak Park Heights woman reported being groped in a sexual manner April 3 while getting in to her vehicle at Cub Foods on Market Drive.

Karin McCarthy, the prosecuter in the case, said a pre-trial hearing is 8:30 a.m. June 4 and the jury trial date is 8:30 a.m. Aug. 19.

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