'via Blog this'It was Eric Bodenweiser’s campaign for state Senate that prompted his accuser to take 25-year-old allegations of child sexual abuse to authorities, spurring the investigation that resulted in a 113-count indictment against Bodenweiser.
That’s what the accuser has said, speaking on the condition he not be named.
The indictment issued by a Sussex County grand jury on Monday, Oct. 22, alleges that Bodenweiser repeatedly had sex with a boy between October 1987 and August 1990, when the boy was between 10 and 13 years old.
Now the accuser says he was a neighbor to Bodenweiser in Frankford and says all of the instances of alleged abuse occurred inside Bodenweiser’s home.
“I just want to get through this and move on to the next step of my life,” he said. “I’ve been carrying this around for 25 years.”
Bodenweiser, 53, of Georgetown, posted bail — set at $250,000 — on Tuesday, Oct. 23, and was released from Sussex Correctional Institution with orders to have no contact with the alleged victim or anyone under age 18. He will be monitored by GPS technology ahead of a Nov. 19 court appearance at Superior Court in Georgetown.