State of Delaware Department of Safety and Homeland Security


Division of State Police


Superintendent Robert M. Coupe

DSP News Release: DSP Troop 3 Detectives Arrest Smyrna Man for Rape


Location: Bently Court, Lakeshore Village, Smyrna, DE


Date of Occurrence: November 2008 May 2009


Suspect(s): Mr. Phillip G. Clayville, 42, of the above stated address.


Resume: On Tuesday, October 13th, 2009, the Delaware State Police Detectives arrested Mr. Phillip G. Clayville, after he surrendered to Troop 3 in Camden on outstanding warrants.


The initial investigation started in June 2009, when the family of a 12-year old female contacted the Delaware State Police reference to allegations that Mr. Clayville sexually assaulted their daughter. As the investigation continued, a second 11-year old female was also found to be a victim.


Detectives completed the investigation and obtained warrants on September 30, 2009, for Mr. Clayville charging him with the following crimes:


  • 3-Charges of Rape 4th Degree Sexual Penetration Victim is Less Than 16 or Without Consent (Felony)
  • 2-Charges of Unlawful Sexual Contact 2nd Degree (Felony)


Mr. Clayville was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and issued a $16,00.00 secure bond and a no contact order. Mr. Clayville posted bail and was released pending his trial date.




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