CHICO, Calif. – The owner of Gearhead Barbershop in Chico pleaded not guilty Wednesday to felony rape charges.
Anthony Eidem was arrested in late April, just a week after he made headlines for reopening his barbershop, against the stay-at-home orders. Eidem is accused of forcible rape and rape by intoxication.
His preliminary hearing is scheduled for Oct. 28, 2020
Chico Police officers said in October 2019, they took a report of an alleged sexual assault that occurred at a home in Chico. The investigation was forwarded to the Detective Bureau, who conducted numerous interviews and search warrants, Chico police said in a press release.
After a lengthy investigation, 47-year-old Anthony Joseph Eidem, of Chico, was identified as the suspect in the case.