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Hearing on rape charges continued

March 02. 2013 12:38AM

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WILKES-BARRE — A preliminary hearing for a man charged by city police with twice raping a woman at knifepoint in September has been scheduled for May 2.

Police alleged Travis Kental Webb, 33, was standing in the woman’s dark kitchen on Coal Street waiting for her to come home on Sept. 28. She turned on the lights and was startled by Webb wielding a knife and wearing only underwear, according to the criminal complaint.

The woman said Webb terrorized her for several hours, threatened to cut her into pieces and raped her twice while holding the knife to her throat, the complaint alleges.

Webb was charged with three counts each of robbery, simple assault and indecent assault, two counts each of rape and aggravated indecent assault, and one count each of burglary, aggravated assault, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, terroristic threats and reckless endangerment. He remains jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $100,000 bail.

The preliminary hearing had been scheduled before District Judge Martin Kane on Thursday but was delayed for two months at the request of attorneys.

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