VAN WERT - Two men entered not guilty pleas Wednesday to high-level felonies.
Bobby Panning, 39, an inmate at Allen Correctional Institution, pleaded not guilty to rape, a first-degree felony, and sexual battery, a second-degree felony.
Panning’s case was assigned for a June 5 pretrial in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court.
Cody McGinnis, 29, of Van Wert, pleaded not guilty to endangering children, a second-degree felony. He was released on bond and ordered to not have contact with the victim. McGinnis was assigned a pretrial for May 29.