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Two men arrested in 2009 sexual assault case

Published On: Jan 31 2014 10:05:39 PM EST   Updated On: Jan 31 2014 11:06:22 PM EST

Police in Bethlehem Township tonight have charged two men in connection with a brutal beating of a man five years ago.


Police in Bethlehem Township arrested two men in connection with a brutal beating of a man five years ago Friday.

Andre Watley and Chonce Acey face several charges related to a February 2009 attack, according to police.

It happened in the 1900 block of Clermont Street.

The duo had the victim strip naked and then sexually assaulted him with a broomstick, according to police.

Police tell us they re-opened the case just a couple of weeks ago and they say the statute of limitations on the most of the charges would have expired on Monday.>>SGT. RICK BLAKE BETHLEHEM POLICE DEPARTMENT

"We were able to put enough together that we got some positive IDs off some photo lineups. Lot of circumstantial evidence matched up. Our victim was willing to go through with this," Sargeant Rick Blake of the Bethlehem Township Police Department said.

Acey is from Easton. Watley has been an inmate in a prison in Dallas Pennsylvania on unrelated charges.