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Jacob Sullivan to appear in court; accused of rape and murder of Grace Packer

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. - The man accused of taking part in the brutal rape and murder of his girlfriend's 14-year old daughter will be in court Friday.

Jacob Sullivan's formal arraignment is scheduled for 10 a.m. in Bucks County.

Sullivan and his girlfriend Sara Packer are being charged for what authorities are calling a "rape-murder fantasy" of Packer's adoptive daughter Grace.

Grace's body was found dismembered and dumped in the woods in a remote location in Bear Creek Township, Luzerne County, last Halloween.

Investigators say Sullivan confessed to raping and killing Grace in front of Sara Packer in July and say Sullivan also assaulted the victim two weeks before her murder.

Both he and Packer face more than a dozen charges, including kidnapping, homicide and abuse of a corpse.

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