Bond set for rape suspect

A Martins Ferry man, facing four counts of rape involving a minor, appeared today before Northern Division Court Judge Frank Fregiato via video conference.

Judge Fregiato entered not guilty pleas on the charges for Justin Archer and appointed him a public defender. Bond was set at $1 million. Archer will have a preliminary hearing April 3.

All four counts are with the same victim, according to Bridgeport police reports.