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Faces sexual assault charges

Published January 31. 2011 05:00PM

A Schuylkill County man is facing numerous sexual assault related charges.

State police at Frackville said Jonathan Michael Binns, 36, of Shenandoah, has been charged with having sexual contact with two female juveniles. The information was discovered during the execution of a search warrant and subsequent interview with Binns, troopers said. The incidents occurred in the area of 234 W. Lloyd St., Shenandoah, at various times during the period of May 1 to Oct. 14, 2010.

Binns was arraigned before duty District Judge Stephen Bayer, of Tamaqua, on charges of two counts each of rape, aggravated indecent assault, and indecent asssault and one count each of statutory sexual assault and corruption of minors.

Binns was unable to post the $100,000 bail set by the judge and was committed to the county prison in Pottsville.

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