GEORGETOWN, Del. (CBS) – A Delaware candidate for state Senate has been accused of sexually abusing a child.
Eric Bodenweiser, 53, has been charged with multiple sex crimes following a criminal investigation. Bodenweiser is charged with 113 total counts of sexual abuse, including 39 counts of Unlawful Sexual Intercourse First Degree and 74 counts of Unlawful Sexual Contact Second Degree.READ MORE: Allegations Of Sexual Misconduct Involving Ocean City Beach Patrol Members Under Investigation
According to police, Bodenweiser abused the juvenile between October 1987 and August 1990.READ MORE: Multiple Faiths Joining Forces To Combat Philadelphia's Rising Gun Violence
On Monday, he turned himself into State Police at the Sussex County Courthouse, where he was arraigned and held at the Sussex County Correctional Institution on $250,000 secured bail.MORE NEWS: 2 Mothers, Babies Rushed To Hospital After Being Rescued From Burning Frankford Apartment Building, Officials Say
Bodenweiser, the Republican candidate for Senate, suspended his campaign earlier this month.