Lebanon man accused of raping teen at Lancaster County church

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Craig Clawser

MANHEIM, LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa.–A Lebanon County man was charged Thursday with raping a teenage girl at a Lancaster County church in June, according to the Lancaster County District Attorney’s office.

Craig Clawser, 18, of Meyerstown, is charged with rape forcible compulsion, sexual assault, statutory sexual assault, corruption of minors and unlawful contact with a minor. He was arraigned  and taken to Lancaster County Prison in lieu of $200,000 bail.

Clawser raped a teenage girl in the auditorium of LCBC Church in Manheim in June 2016, according to prosecutors. Clawser had sex with the victim after she told him to stop, authorities said.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for December 9.