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Orwigsburg manjailed on charges

Published November 11. 2011 05:02PM

William J. Shilbe, 54, of Orwigsburg, was committed to the Schuylkill County Prison, Pottsville, on sex-related charges stemming from incidents that happened between midnight and 2 a.m. July 31, according to state police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks.

He was arraigned before District Justice James Ferrier and jailed in lieu of $50,000 bail.

Police said he was taken into custody via two arrest warrants at that time, the first arrest having been issued for involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and the second warrant being for simple and indecent assault.

Police said as part of an ongoing investigation, a search warrant was executed on the accused's residence, at which time police found and seized a large amount of suspected ecstasy, heroin, crack cocaine, prescription medication, marijuana and various paraphernalia.

Police said there are two female victims of Shilbe's crimes, one being a 40 years old and the other being 49.

The offenses took place in the Pinebrook Development, West Brunswick Township.

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