This is what the Sussex County Post had to report:
GEORGETOWN – A Georgetown man who was the winner in September’s Republican 19thSenate District Primary but subsequently withdrew last week was jailed today, arrested and charged with more than 100 counts of unlawful sexual intercourse, Delaware’s Department of Justice reports.
The Sussex County Grand jury today indicted Eric Bodenweiser, 53, on multiple sex crimes charges following a criminal investigation conducted by the Delaware State Police.
Today’s indictment consists of 113 total counts, including 39 counts of unlawful sexual intercourse first degree and 74 counts of unlawful sexual contact second degree.
The investigation which led to today’s charges was initiated by Delaware State Police several weeks ago after police received information that Mr. Bodenweiser had sexually abused a child, according to DOJ public information officer Jason Miller.
As a result of the investigation, prosecutors sought today’s indictment, which charges Mr. Bodenweiser with the sexual abuse of a juvenile victim between October 1987 and August 1990.
Immediately following the indictment, Mr. Bodenweiser turned himself into state police at the Sussex County Courthouse, was arraigned in Superior Court, and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution in default of $250,000 secured bail.
If he posts bail, Superior Court Judge E. Scott Bradley ordered the he be monitored by GPS device and that he be subject to pre-trial supervision by Probation and Parole.
Mr. Bodenweiser, who defeated incumbent state Sen. Joseph Booth in the Sept. 11 primary, first suspended his campaign Oct. 12 and then officially withdrew Wednesday, Oct. 17.
113 felony counts? WOW! $250,000 in bail! Wonder if he’s going to post bail…
I have to assume that the Delaware State Police dotted every I and crossed every T before they brought Eric in considering the election. I’ve heard people question the timing of this. My own two cents:
If Eric did this – shame on him, he deserves everything he gets.
If Eric did not do this – it doesn’t really matter, his political career is over before it even began. He’ll never be able to disprove this.