Convicted murderer faces new rape charges

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CLAYSBURG, Pa. (WTAJ) — A Blair County man accused of rape is now in police custody.

Police say 43-year-old Kenneth Wells held a knife to the victim’s throat, made verbal threats and forced her to perform sexual acts on Jan. 2 in Claysburg.

Criminal records show that Wells was charged and convicted of third-degree murder, aggravated assault and recklessly endangering another person in Fayette County in 2001.

Wells is facing multiple charges, including rape, strangulation, sexual assault and aggravated indecent assault.

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