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Scottdale man sought in rape, kidnapping

| Thursday, May 10, 2012, 5:54 a.m.

Police are looking for a Scottdale man who is accused of kidnapping and raping a Connellsville woman.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Larry Dale Knopsnider, 45, of Market Street, according to state police at Uniontown.

Police allege Knopsnider drove the woman in a Chevy S-10 pickup truck to a secluded area in Bullskin Township and sexually assaulted her between 1:30 and 5:30 a.m. Saturday.

In addition to kidnapping and rape, Knopsnider faces charges of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and aggravated and simple assault, according to police.

Knopsnider weighs 190 pounds and is 6 feet, 2 inches tall. He has a gray crew cut and moustache with goatee. Anyone knowing of Knopsnider's whereabouts is asked to call police at 724-439-7111.

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