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State College Man Accused of Child Rape

by on April 21, 2014 5:09 PM

A State College man is in custody after being charged with rape and other sex crimes involving a child.

According to police the victim was under the age of 13 when the incidents happened. The alleged sex assaults took place in the victim's College Township home between 2009 and 2013.

Stephen Lucas, 38, was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Steven Lachman. Bail was set at $250,000. Lucas was sent to the Centre County Correctional Facility.

Police charged Lucas with 18 counts of rape, 10 counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child, nine counts of statutory rape, nine counts of sexual assault, two counts of aggravated indecent assault, 40 counts of indecent assault, 40 counts of indecent exposure, and one count of corruption of minors, endangering the welfare of a child and sexual abuse of children.

A preliminary hearing for Lucas is slated for May 7.

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Jennifer Miller is a reporter for StateCollege.com. She has worked in journalism since 2005. She's covered news at the local, state and national level with an emphasis on crime and local government.
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