man was arraigned Tuesday on charges he raped a 12-year-old girl.
Stuart W. Weidow III, 22, of Apollo Circle, is charged with rape of a child, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child and indecent assault for having sex with the 12-year-old girl between June and October of 2010.
He was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Donald Whittaker.
According to the police criminal complaint, the father of the 12-year-old girl reported to police that friends told him that Weidow had sex with his daughter, which she denied.
The girl's father said he installed an infrared camera in a bag within the bedroom closet and left the residence in an attempt to catch them in the act. He told police when he entered the residence, he saw Weidow run across the hallway from his daughter's bedroom and into the bathroom. He said he confronted the two of them to find out what was going on and both denied doing anything.
After an altercation with Weidow, he left and the girl's father viewed the surveillance tape, which showed Weidow and the girl having sex. The girl told police she was secretly "dating" Weidow.
Weidow was jailed in Luzerne County Correctional Facility in lieu of $100,000 bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Dec. 7 at 11 . before Whittaker.
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