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Sussex Countian
  • Rehoboth Beach man arrested for molesting young boy

  • A 49-year-old Rehoboth Beach man was arrested on June 4 after he allegedly sexually molested a 9-year-old boy in his Center Avenue home last month.
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  • A 49-year-old Rehoboth Beach man was arrested on June 4 after he allegedly sexually molested a 9-year-old boy in his Center Avenue home last month.
    According to the Delaware State Police, the mother of the boy told troopers her son had been touched inappropriately while spending the night with James O’Connor, a family friend. Police said O’Connor agreed to watch the boy while his mother worked the night of May 18. Police said the alleged unlawful sexual contact occurred while the two were in the bedroom watching a movie. The boy told his mother about the incident the next day.
    An investigation ensued and police said O’Connor turned himself in at Troop 4 on June 4. O’Connor was arrested for two counts of second degree sexual abuse of a child by a person of trust. O’Connor was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution in default of $20,000 cash bond.
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