The former Pepper Pike [Ohio] police officer charged with rape and menacing by stalking appeared in a Bedford courtroom Wednesday morning.

Jeffery Martin, 55, of Bainbridge, entered a plea of not guilty. The judge said he will not be released on bond until all of his weapons are turned over to the Bedford Police Department. Bond was set at $1 million.

Martin waived a preliminary hearing.

Bedford police said Martin raped the victim in September 2014. According to court documents, he stalked her by following her to Whole Foods in Woodmere and Ursuline College in November.

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