Georgetown – The Sussex County Grand jury today indicted Georgetown resident Eric Bodenweiser, age 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 Bodenweiser had sexually abused a child. As a result of the investigation, prosecutors sought today’s indictment, which charges Bodenweiser with the sexual abuse of a juvenile victim between October, 1987 and August, 1990. Immediately following the indictment, he turned himself into State Police at the Sussex County Courthouse, was arraigned in Superior Court, and was 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.
The Delaware Department of Justice reminds the public that an indictment is merely an allegation and is not evidence of guilt. Defendants are presumed innocent and are entitled to a jury trial at which the State bears the burden of proving each charge beyond a reasonable doubt.