Timothy Michael Merwarth charged in sexual assaults

North Whitehall man faces rape, related charges

Posted: 5:14 PM EST Dec 24, 2013   Updated: 8:04 AM EST Nov 22, 2013
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A 40-year-old Lehigh County man has been charged with rape in sexual assaults  that continued for two years.

Timothy Michael Merwarth of North Whitehall voluntarily turned himself in to state police in Bethlehem.

In addition to rape, Merwarth has been charged with involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, sexual assault, sexual abuse of children, endangering the welfare of children, corruption of minors, obscene and other sexual materials and performances, terroristic threats and indecent assault.

Police said the assaults took place at an address in the 3700 block of Route 309 in Orefield and at Patio Court Motel along Route 309 in Richland Township, Bucks County.

Merwarth is in Lehigh County Prison, unable to post $500,000 bail.