SUNBURY — Rape charges have been filed against a Sunbury man as the result of an alleged incident which occurred at 11:45 p.m. Feb. 8 in Northumberland.

Daniel Frank Severn, 23, of 823 Renns Road, Sunbury, has been charged with felony rape (two counts) and sexual assault. The charges were filed in the office of District Judge Michael Diehl, of Milton.

According to court documents, a woman reported that after drinking alcohol she woke up in a bed with Severn. A sexual assault exam revealed the woman sustained physical trauma to her pelvic area, and bruises on her shoulders and wrists.

Court papers said DNA samples taken from the woman matched Severn's DNA.

According to online court records, Severn was released after posting 10% of the $100,000 set bail. He is prohibited from consuming alcohol as a condition of the bail.

A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for 11 a.m. Dec. 16 before Diehl.

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