Eric Bodenweiser to be Retried on Molestation Charges

Jul 16, 2014

Eric Bodenweiser
Credit Delaware Department of Justice

DOVER, Del. (AP) - The Delaware attorney general's office has decided to retry a former Delaware state Senate candidate accused of molesting a boy more than 20 years ago.

Joe Rogalsky, a spokesman for the office, said in a statement Tuesday that prosecutors will retry 55-year-old Eric Bodenweiser.

Bodenweiser was accused of repeatedly molesting the boy between October 1987 and August 1990.

A Sussex County judge declared a mistrial last month after jurors were unable to agree on a verdict.

The alleged victim, now 37, was among the witnesses who testified at the two-week trial.

Bodenweiser won an upset victory over an incumbent in a 2012 GOP primary for a Sussex County Senate seat. He later dropped out of the race a few days before being indicted.