The preliminary hearing for a Provo man charged with rape has been continued until April 3 in 4th Circuit Court.

Arthur Lynn Willes, 51, 860 Columbia Lane, Apt. 9, is charged with first-degree felony rape in connection with a Jan. 17 incident in west Provo.According to Provo Police Capt. George Pierpont, the victim - a 37-year-old woman - was visiting friends and needed a ride home. Friends took her to the suspect's trailer, and after they left she was allegedly raped.