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9:42 am
Wed July 16, 2014

Eric Bodenweiser to be Retried on Molestation Charges

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.

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Local News
8:36 am
Tue June 17, 2014

Mistrial in Bodenweiser Molestation Case

Eric Bodenweiser
Credit Delaware Department of Justice

GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) - A judge has declared a mistrial in the trial of a former Delaware state Senate candidate accused of molesting a 10-year-old boy 27 years ago.

Superior Court Judge E. Scott Bradley ruled the mistrial Monday after jurors, on their second day of deliberations, said they could not agree on 55-year-old Eric Bodenweiser's guilt or innocence.

Bodenweiser had been charged with 15 offenses. He is accused of repeatedly molesting the boy between October 1987 and August 1990.

The alleged victim, now 37, testified during the two-week trial.

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Local News
9:47 am
Fri June 13, 2014

Bodenweiser Admits Showing Porn to Molestation Accuser

Eric Bodenweiser
Credit Delaware Department of Justice

Former state Senate candidate Eric Bodenweiser took the stand in his sexual molestation trial and admitted that he did show his accuser adult movies – which he called “a horrible mistake.”

But he denied any sexual wrong doing.

Bodenweiser said that in 1991 he found his alleged accuser had broken into his house and looking at a copy of Playboy in his bedroom and initially told him to leave.

But eventually, he said, he allowed the boy who was 14 years old at the time to watch pornographic videos in his home. 

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Local News
8:40 am
Fri June 6, 2014

Bodenwiser Atty Asks If Accuser Was Coached

Credit Don Rush

The attorney for Eric Bodenweiser field a motion yesterday for an immediate court hearing on whether his accuser in his molestation case was coached.

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.

Defense attorney Joe Hurley told the judge that the victim’s appearance and voice seemed to improve which he called suspicious.

On Tuesday the alleged victim appeared angry – even yelling at Hurley.

The following day he was more visibly in control.

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