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Accused rapist Timothy Menwarth heading to trial

By 69 News, follow: @69news, news@wfmz.com
Published On: Jan 07 2014 12:18:38 PM CST
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ALLENTOWN, Pa. -

A Lehigh County man accused of repeatedly raping a teen girl and filming some of the attacks is heading to trial.

Timothy Merwarth, 48, of North Whitehall Twp., waived his preliminary hearing Tuesday morning.

Merwarth is facing a long list of charges, including rape, sexual assault, child pornography, terroristic threats, indecent assault, corruption of minors.

Police said he abused the girl for a year and a half, starting around her 16th birthday. They also say Merwarth admitted to filming the acts.

He's being held at the Lehigh County Prison on $500,000 bail.