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Bond set at $1 million for man accused of sexually assaulting women on bike trail

Posted at 3:34 PM, Sep 10, 2018

Bond was set at $1 million for the man accused of sexually assaulting two women on the Berlin Hike and Bike Trail in the Deerfield Township earlier this summer.

Shawn Michael Wendling, 37, of Hillsville PA and formerly of Canton, Ohio, has been charged with one count rape. His bond was set at a hearing on Monday.

If Wendling posts bail, he is to have an electronic monitoring device and is to report to adult probation weekly, according to the court order.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Friday, but that could change if a Grand Jury indicts him before then.

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