Accused Rapist Heads to Trial

Apr 19, 2013 7:46 PM

The Chico Physician's Assistant accused of raping college-age women is going to trial.
40-year-old Lonnie Keith waived his right to a preliminary hearing on Thursday.
He will be tried on two counts of kidnapping and one count of rape.
Keith was arrested in January after officers stopped his car, while patrolling the area where there had been eleven attacks on young women.
Handcuffs and leg restraints, syringes and a stun gun were found inside his car, and the windows were covered with blankets.
Keith will be back in court may 28th to set a date for trial.
And, he will appear before a judge on Monday, for a hearing on a motion by the State Attorney General's office.. to suspend his physician's assistant license. ##


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