Former Del. candidate charged with child sex abuse
A Republican who recently dropped out of a state Senate race for personal reasons was indicted Monday on charges of child sexual abuse.
A Sussex County grand jury returned an indictment charging Eric Bodenweiser, 53, of Georgetown with 39 counts of unlawful sexual intercourse and 74 counts of unlawful sexual contact involving a young boy.
Bodenweiser turned himself in to state police, was arraigned and was being held at the Sussex Correctional Institution on $250,000 secured bail, according to the state attorney general’s office.
A telephone message left at Bodenweiser’s home was not immediately returned, and it was unclear if he has hired a lawyer.
State police began investigating Bodenweiser several weeks ago after receiving information that he had sexually abused a child. Prosecutors allege that he committed the crimes between October 1987 and August 1990.
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