Schuylkill County Man Charged with Rape in Bloomsburg

A Schuylkill County man has been charged with rape in Bloomsburg.

According to the Press Enterprise and Court Records, Derek W. Hughes, 24, of Ashland, was charged on January 13th, 2016 for a incident on September 20th, 2015 where he allegedly raped a female who was unconscious after a night of drinking after a party in Bloomsburg, Columbia County.

The Press Enterprise also reports that Hughes allegedly sent an apologetic text message to the victim after the incident.

Hughes was charged by Bloomsburg Police with Rape, and other sexual assault charges.

Hughes surrenderred and was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Russell L. Lawton and was released on bail.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for February 10th, 2016

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