Man Charged In Kidnapping, Rape Of Woman In Bethlehem Held On $2.5 Million Bail

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Northampton C...

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Northampton County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Police said Steven Kitchell kept a 21-year-old woman locked inside a third-floor bedroom of a home at 826 Montclair Ave. where she was beaten, sexually assaulted and given heroin, according to court records.

On June 15, the woman was able to escape after she said Kitchell left a key ring behind, authorities say.  When Kitchell left the house, the woman was able to use the key to unlock the door and fled.

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