Gary Dale Baker said nothing and waived the reading of the charges against him during his appearance that took less than two minutes in front of Judge Kevin J. McCormick.
Deputy District Attorney Amy Holliday served Baker, 49, with a protective order that he stay away from the alleged victim.
Baker's lawyer, Linda Parisi, said, "We look forward to our participation in the process in order to clear Officer Baker's name."
McCormick scheduled Baker's next court date for Jan. 17.
Photo caption: Gary Baker, left, stands with his attorney Linda Parisi during his arraignment in the Sacramento County court on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012. Baker is accused of raping a 77-year-old woman. Photo by Randall Benton / firstname.lastname@example.org.