Child-sex charge

Airline manager linked to 9/11 pleads not guilty in sex case

Fifty-five-year-old Ray Wickliffe Howland, of Arlington, Texas, waived his appearance before a federal magistrate Monday and pleaded not guilty through his attorney.

Howland was arrested in June on charges he used the Internet to arrange a sexual encounter with a woman and a 10-year-old girl. Federal authorities took over the case and an indictment returned last month was unsealed Monday.