sexual abuse http://delmarvapublicradio.net en Bodenwiser Atty Asks If Accuser Was Coached http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/bodenwiser-atty-asks-if-accuser-was-coached <p>The attorney for Eric Bodenweiser field a motion yesterday for an immediate court hearing on whether his accuser in his molestation case was coached.</p><p>The former Delaware state Senate Candidate has been accused of sexual abuse in the late 1980’s when the alleged victim was between 10 and 12 years old.</p><p>Defense attorney Joe Hurley told the judge that the victim’s appearance and voice seemed to improve which he called suspicious.</p><p>On Tuesday the alleged victim appeared angry – even yelling at Hurley.</p><p>The following day he was more visibly in control.</p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 12:40:29 +0000 Don Rush 55557 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Bodenwiser Atty Asks If Accuser Was Coached Accuser Clashes With Defense Atty in Bodenweiser Sexual Abuse Trial http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/accuser-clashes-defense-atty-bodenweiser-sexual-abuse-trial <p>Things heated up between the man accusing former state Senate candidate Eric Bodenweiser of sexual abuse and his defense attorney in a Delaware courtroom yesterday.</p><p>The alleged victim says he was molested as a young boy during the 1980’s.</p><p>As defense attorney Joe Hurley sparred with him over – what Hurley said – were five inconsistencies in previous interviews</p><p>At one point the alleged victim lashed out saying “I don’t know how you could defend someone like that.”</p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 12:26:06 +0000 Don Rush 55415 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Accuser Clashes With Defense Atty in Bodenweiser Sexual Abuse Trial Bodenweiser Rejects Plea Deal in Sex Abuse Case http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/bodenweiser-rejects-plea-deal-sex-abuse-case <p>A once leading conservative leader in Delaware Eric Bodenweiswer has rejected a plea deal from prosecutors in a case involving charges of sexually abusing a boy.</p><p>Superior Court judge E. Scott Bradley has set the trial to begin Tuesday and expects it to last around a week.</p><p>The 55-year old Bodenweiser won the Republican primary for state senate in the Georgetown area in 2012.</p><p>But he stopped campaigning just before he was indicted.</p><p>He was replaced by Brian Pettyjohn who won the election.</p><p>Bodenweiser is charged with abusing a boy between 1987 and 1990.</p> Thu, 22 May 2014 12:11:32 +0000 Don Rush 54679 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Bodenweiser Rejects Plea Deal in Sex Abuse Case DuPont Heir Failed To Get Treatment At Clinic For Child Rape http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/dupont-heir-failed-get-treatment-clinic-child-rape <p>Du Pont heir Robert Richards IV who raped his daughter failed to complete an intensive program at an inpatient psychiatric clinic in Massachusetts.</p><p>It was part of his sentence that allowed him to not to go to prison.</p><p>The Wilmington News Journal reports that his attorney said Richards never went to the expensive McLean Hospital near Boston because of inadequate security.</p><p>Instead, Richards stayed in Delaware.</p><p>In 2009 the prosecution in the case said it would accept no prison time in such child abuse cases because Richards would get the out of state help.</p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 17:11:40 +0000 Don Rush 52271 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net DuPont Heir Failed To Get Treatment At Clinic For Child Rape Lawsuit Alleges Child Abuse Against DuPont Family Member http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/lawsuit-alleges-child-abuse-against-dupont-family-member <p>Scandal has hit the DuPont family again.</p><p>This time Robert Richards IV, who is on probation after pleading guilty in 2008 to fourth-degree rape of his daughter is facing a lawsuit by his former wife who accuses him of molesting his toddler son.</p><p>The lawsuit filed in Superior Court offers up details about a child rape case that did not ge a lot of media attention.</p><p>And the Wilmington News Journal reports authorities never disclosed publicly.</p><p>Richards is the son of two prominent Delaware families – the DuPonts and the Richards family.</p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 13:18:55 +0000 Don Rush 51068 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Lawsuit Alleges Child Abuse Against DuPont Family Member Del. Supreme Court Upholds Earl Bradley Conviction http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/del-supreme-court-upholds-earl-bradley-conviction <P>DOVER, Del. Thu, 06 Sep 2012 16:41:55 +0000 Don Rush 20507 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Del. Supreme Court Upholds Earl Bradley Conviction