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Dover Man Sentenced To A Total 125 Years In Prison For Sexual Abuse And Rape Of Minor

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | News | Date Posted: Friday, March 5, 2021



Potential victims encouraged to contact (302) 577-5293 or ReportAbuse@delaware.gov  

Tyrone Clark, 64, has been sentenced to a total of 125 years for the rape and abuse of a 12-year-old child in his care. 

“No crime is more offensive, more heinous, and more dangerous than the sexual abuse of a child,” said Attorney General Jennings. “I’m grateful to the Court for its judgment in this case and I urge anyone who may have been abused by Tyrone Clark, or anyone else, to contact the Department of Justice immediately.”

Clark was found guilty of ten total felonies:

  • Sexual Abuse of a Child by a Person in a Position of Trust, Authority, or Supervision First Degree (two counts)
  • Attempted Sexual Abuse of a Child by a Person in a Position of Trust, Authority, or Supervision First Degree (one count)
  • Sexual Abuse of a Child by a Person in a Position of Trust, Authority, or Supervision Second Degree (one count)
  • Rape Second Degree (one count)
  • Attempted Rape Second Degree (one count)
  • Dangerous Crimes Against a Child (two counts)
  • Rape Fourth Degree (one count) 
  • Unlawful Sexual Contact First Degree (one count)

In 2020, Clark was found guilty of ten felonies after molesting a twelve-year-old girl in his care. Clark watched pornography on his phone, making no effort to hide it from the victim or her six-year-old sister, and later engaged in multiple acts of sexual assault against the victim in the middle of the night. The victim was able to contact her mother by text from Clark’s phone and then fled from the house on foot. 

The Delaware Department of Justice encourages potential victims to contact the DOJ’s confidential sexual abuse hotline at (302) 577-5293 or email ReportAbuse@delaware.gov to provide information to prosecutors and investigators. 

Deputy Attorney General Kevin B. Smith secured the sentence with assistance from DOJ Social Worker Lorraine Freese, Paralegal Sue Balik, and Administrative Assistant Penny Mannering. Delaware State Police Detectives Weinstein and Nash led the investigation. 

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Dover Man Sentenced To A Total 125 Years In Prison For Sexual Abuse And Rape Of Minor

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | News | Date Posted: Friday, March 5, 2021



Potential victims encouraged to contact (302) 577-5293 or ReportAbuse@delaware.gov  

Tyrone Clark, 64, has been sentenced to a total of 125 years for the rape and abuse of a 12-year-old child in his care. 

“No crime is more offensive, more heinous, and more dangerous than the sexual abuse of a child,” said Attorney General Jennings. “I’m grateful to the Court for its judgment in this case and I urge anyone who may have been abused by Tyrone Clark, or anyone else, to contact the Department of Justice immediately.”

Clark was found guilty of ten total felonies:

  • Sexual Abuse of a Child by a Person in a Position of Trust, Authority, or Supervision First Degree (two counts)
  • Attempted Sexual Abuse of a Child by a Person in a Position of Trust, Authority, or Supervision First Degree (one count)
  • Sexual Abuse of a Child by a Person in a Position of Trust, Authority, or Supervision Second Degree (one count)
  • Rape Second Degree (one count)
  • Attempted Rape Second Degree (one count)
  • Dangerous Crimes Against a Child (two counts)
  • Rape Fourth Degree (one count) 
  • Unlawful Sexual Contact First Degree (one count)

In 2020, Clark was found guilty of ten felonies after molesting a twelve-year-old girl in his care. Clark watched pornography on his phone, making no effort to hide it from the victim or her six-year-old sister, and later engaged in multiple acts of sexual assault against the victim in the middle of the night. The victim was able to contact her mother by text from Clark’s phone and then fled from the house on foot. 

The Delaware Department of Justice encourages potential victims to contact the DOJ’s confidential sexual abuse hotline at (302) 577-5293 or email ReportAbuse@delaware.gov to provide information to prosecutors and investigators. 

Deputy Attorney General Kevin B. Smith secured the sentence with assistance from DOJ Social Worker Lorraine Freese, Paralegal Sue Balik, and Administrative Assistant Penny Mannering. Delaware State Police Detectives Weinstein and Nash led the investigation. 

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