CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Arraignment set Tuesday on sex assault charges against a local businessman.
Thomas Ganley pleaded not guilty and bond was set at $25,000.
"This case was always about money, so we look forward to our day in court," said Ganley's attorney Steve Dever.
Ganley was indicted by a Grand Jury on 7 counts: three counts of gross sexual imposition, one count of kidnapping, one count of abduction, one count of soliciting, and one count of menacing by stalking.
On August 1, 2009, a then 37-year-old female took her vehicle to be serviced at Ganley Chevrolet located on Lorain Ave. in Cleveland.
The 68-year old car dealership owner invited the victim to his office, where he solicited her for sex and had sexual contact. He subsequently made several menacing calls to her.
Allegations that Ganley groped or molested two women surfaced during his unsuccessful Congressional run.
Ganley has been steadfast in maintaining his innocence. He'll be back in court April 1st.
The following statement was issued by Ken Ganley, vice president, Ganley Automotive Group: