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Penn Twp. man arrested for rape

September 18, 2017 Digital Media Exclusive

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Lewis Lauschus

PENN TWP — Township police say a township man raped an injured woman in his house earlier this month.

Lewis Lauschus, 63, was arrested Friday and arraigned Saturday by District Judge Lewis Stoughton on rape, felony sexual assault and misdemeanor indecent assault, simple assault and recklessly endangering another person charges.

Township police responded Friday afternoon to a house on Meridian Road at the request of Butler Ambulance Service, which was treating a woman there who had called 911 and did not give her name or location, according to the criminal complaint.

In a follow-up interview with an officer at the hospital, police say the victim reported falling and injuring herself while cleaning a closet on Sept. 10. She claimed that Lauschus raped her after her fall and that she remained in bed for five days during which she would go in and out of consciousness and did not receive any treatment for her injuries.

A full report will appear in the Butler Eagle.

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