Delaware Prosecutor Charged w/ Rape Of Boy He Met On Grindr
It looks like Delaware law enforcement will soon be prosecuting one of their own.
Delaware Deputy Attorney General Daniel Simmons, a prosecutor for the state's Attorney General's office, has been charged with the rape of a 16-year-old boy he met through Grindr.
According to The New York Daily News:
Daniel Simmons was charged Friday after a month long investigation into the alleged attacks, which were said to have been carried out earlier this year.
The 34-year-old, a deputy attorney general assigned to the New Castle County Misdemeanor Trial Unit, was charged with four counts of fourth-degree rape.
An AG's office statement said Simmons has been placed on administrative leave. Simmons and the boy allegedly met on the gay dating app Grindr.
Simmons and the boy allegedly met on the gay dating app Grindr. "These charges are serious and will be addressed through the criminal justice system," agency spokesman Jason Miller told the News Journal.
The report doesn't reveal whether Simmons claims to have known the boy's age, though as a criminal prosecutor it would have served him to be vigilant.
"According to Delaware law, among the conditions for a fourth-degree rape charge is when the victim is under 18, the perpetrator is over 30, and the two are not married. Class C felonies are punishable in Delaware by up to 15 years in prison."
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