A Casper man denies he had a sexual encounter with a teen.

Cody dodge has pleaded not guilty to one charge of second degree sexual abuse of a minor.

Investigators say Dodge and the victim were at a friend's house in December and the victim was drinking alcohol that Dodge had provided.

Court records indicate the two then went to Dodge's house and had sex.

Prosecutors say DNA evidence backs up their case.

Dodge is free on four-thousand dollars bond and is awaiting trial.

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