Daniel Simmons, 35, of Pike Creek, pled guilty to one count of fourth degree rape in New Castle County Superior Court this morning. The plea, secured by Deputy Attorney General Peggy Marshall, resolves a case charging Simmons with raping a teenage boy.
Simmons was arrested May 2, 2014 and immediately placed on administrative leave. He resigned from his position three days later.
As a result of the plea, Simmons faces up to 15 years in prison, will be required to register as a Tier II sex offender, and can have no contact with his victim.
The victim’s family said in a statement they are satisfied with the resolution. “We are happy to have avoided a public trial. We want him held accountable, and don’t want him to hurt anyone else.”