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Tobyhanna man charged with rape

TOBYHANNA, Pa. - A man is facing a long list of charges in Monroe County.

Police said Emilio Romero, Jr., 40, raped a woman at gunpoint in Tobyhanna.

Officials said the woman reported she was sexually assaulted at a house on Kensington Drive last week.

Investigators searched the house and found a Beretta replica pistol, multiple concealed surveillance cameras and Xanax prescription pills.

Police obtained an arrest warrant for Romero, and took him into custody when he tried to return to the house, officials said.

Romero is being held in Monroe County jail in lieu of $200,000 bail. He is charged with rape, assault and making terroristic threats.


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