Hearing delayed for a rape suspect

SELINSGROVE – A preliminary hearing has been delayed for a Shamokin Dam man accused of raping a mentally handicapped woman. 61-year-old John Shaffer requested a continuance of the hearing before District Judge John Reed yesterday.


He is charged with rape, indecent assault and involuntary deviate sexual intercourse. The victim’s mother reported found Shaffer assaulting her daughter inside a home in Monroe Township September 8th. Shaffer is locked up in the Snyder County Prison on $50,000 bail. (Ali Stevens)






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