Man pleads guilty to raping woman

SUNBURY — An East Cameron Township man has pleaded guilty to raping a woman with a learning disability. The News Item reports 48-year-old Kenneth Wertz entered the plea before Northumberland County Judge William Wiest on Monday afternoon and will be sentenced within 90 days after undergoing a sexual offender’s assesment.

Wertz was charged with felony aggravated indecent assault and faces 3 to 6 years in state prison. As part of a plea agreement, other charges including rape were dropped. Police say Wertz raped the 29-year-old woman at his home and struck the woman in the eye with a telephone. He is locked up in the Northumberland County Prison. (Ali Stevens)

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