Deltona firefighter accused of rape pleads not guilty


DELTONA, Fla. - A Deltona firefighter accused of raping several women has pleaded not guilty to the latest charge against him Monday.

Investigators said at least 12 women have accused Terry Freeman of sexual assault.

Freeman pleaded not guilty to six charges against him.

Even though as many as 12 alleged victims came forward, Freeman has been charged in only six of those cases.

The State Attorney's Office said he has pleaded not guilty in all of those cases.

In late December, Freeman was about to get out of jail after his arrest for allegedly sexually assaulting one woman.

But deputies said media coverage led to more women coming forward.

Reports said some of the allegations date back to 2011.

Freeman, a Deltona firefighter, met some women at their place of work and another he met on a dating website.

Each woman described a violent encounter with Freeman, where he allegedly forced them into sex against their will.

Freeman is being represented by Mark O'Mara, the same attorney who represented George Zimmerman.

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