YORK – McLean Christiansen, 25, of York, pleaded not guilty to five counts of first degree sexual assault in York County District Court this week.

He appeared for arraignment before Judge James Stecker.

It is alleged that he sexually assaulted two victims in separate events.

In one case, court documents indicate a victim was interviewed at the Child Advocacy Center, but the ages of the alleged victims are not included in court documents and Christiansen has not been charged with sexual assault of a child.

In that case, it is alleged that he raped a person in a rural area near the York interhcnage.

No other details of the cases can be published due to the graphic and sensitive nature of the situation.

Each count of first degree sexual assault is a Class 2 felony, which carries a possible maximum sentence of 50 years in prison for each count.

A jury trial has been scheduled for later this year.

Earlier this year, in a separate case, he was formally charged with first degree sexual assault and strangulation – in February, he pleaded not guilty to both of those charges (which are unrelated to the most recent).

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