Crime

Lancaster man waives hearing in rape case

A Lancaster man accused of raping an unconscious woman and recording the encounter on his cellphone waived his right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday.

Seung Hwan Shin, 22, is charged with two felonies — rape of an unconscious complainant and sexual assault. He is also facing six misdemeanors including indecent assault of an unconscious person, indecent assault without the consent of another and four charges of invasion of privacy.

Shin’s bail, which was set by District Judge Kelley Gillette-Walker on April 15, remains $500,000 straight cash.

Shin is represented by attorney Karen Muir. Two translators appeared in court for the hearing Wednesday, but after 45 minutes of negotiations, the hearing was waived and all charges were bound over by District Judge Carmine Prestia.

Shin’s arraignment is scheduled for June 8 and his case has been added to the August term of court.

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