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Steven Kitchell, accused of kidnapping, assaulting woman, back in Pa.

By 69 News, follow: @69news, news@wfmz.com
Published On: Jul 19 2013 10:25:07 AM CDT
Updated On: Jul 19 2013 02:08:13 PM CDT
Steven Kitchell - Kidnapping scene
BETHLEHEM, Pa. -

A man who was arrested in New Jersey and charged with holding a woman captive in Bethlehem is back in Pennsylvania.

Steven Kitchell was extradited and arraigned Thursday, and he is being held on $2.5 million bail.

Police said he held a woman against her will inside a home on Montclair Avenue for several weeks starting in late May.

Officials said the victim was raped, beaten and shot with a BB gun.

Police said she was able to escape when a set of keys was left behind.

Kitchell is charged with kidnapping for ransom, simple assault, false imprisonment, rape, sexual assault and indecent assault.