State Police Arrest Man In Mercer Co. Rape Case

MERCER, Pa. (KDKA) — State police say they have arrested a suspect in connection with the alleged rape of a woman last summer in a wooded area of Mercer County.

Investigators say 23-year-old Anthony Johnson of Transfer, Pa., is now facing a list of charges including rape, sexual assault, terroristic threats, unlawful restraint and simple assault.

According to investigators, the alleged incident happened back in June in a wooded area of Delaware Township.

State police say Johnson was taken into custody on Friday following their investigation into the incident.

Johnson has been arraigned and is now being held in the Mercer County Jail in lieu of bail.

A preliminary hearing has been set for March 11.

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