A Boise man accused of sexually assaulting two girls — and strangling one in addition to holding a knife to her throat — pleaded not guilty Wednesday to eight criminal charges.
Corey Wright, 48, is charged with four counts of lewd and lascivious conduct with a child younger than 16 years old, two counts of child abuse of a child younger than 16 years old and two counts of aggravated assault. Those charges stem from incidents in May, during which prosecutors say Wright moved in with one girl’s mother. The first night he was in the house, according to prosecutors, he forced his way into the girl’s room, sexually assaulted her and strangled her. On another night, according to police and prosecutors, he held a knife to her throat.
He is also accused of sexually assaulting another girl who lived in the home.
The two alleged victims in the case were 13 and 14 years old.
In May, a judge set Wright’s bond at $1 million. It has since remained at that amount, and he has remained in the Ada County Jail. Fourth District Court Judge Nancy Baskin scheduled a trial to begin Sept. 10, and Wright is set to appear in court again on Aug. 21.