A couple charged in connection to the rape of a 15-year-old girl plead not guilty to the charges Thursday afternoon.
Michael Lively,37, and Najla Lively,22, made their first appearance in Fayette County Court Thursday afternoon. Court documents state that Najla Lively was friends with the 15-year-old girl and is accused of picking her up and taking her to Michael Lively, who is accused of raping her. The documents don't specify where the assault happened. Police said the teen got pregnant, and after an abortion, the DNA proved Lively was the father. Najla lively is accused of being present for the rape and taking the victim home after the reported assault.