Bodenweiser indicted on sex crimes charges

The Sussex County Grand Jury on Monday indicted Georgetown resident Eric Bodenweiser, 53, on multiple sex crimes charges following a criminal investigation conducted by the Delaware State Police. The Oct. 22 indictment consisted of 113 total counts, including 39 counts of Unlawful Sexual Intercourse First Degree and 74 counts of Unlawful Sexual Contact Second Degree.

Representatives of the Attorney General’s Office said the investigation that led to the charges against Bodenweiser had been initiated by Delaware State Police several weeks prior, after police received information that Bodenweiser had allegedly sexually abused a child more than 20 years ago.

As a result of the investigation, prosecutors sought the indictment, which charges Bodenweiser with the sexual abuse of a juvenile victim between October 1987 and August 1990.

Immediately following the indictment, Bodenweiser — who recently ended his bid for the Delaware Senate seat for the 19th District amid rumors of the investigation — turned himself into state police at the Sussex County Courthouse, was arraigned in Superior Court and was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution in default of $250,000 secured bail.

Department of Justice officials noted that, if Bodenweiser does post bail, Superior Court Judge E. Scott Bradley ordered the he be monitored by GPS device and that he be subject to pre-trial supervision by Probation and Parole.