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Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.

Troopers Arrest Man for Unlawful Sexual Contact

Date Posted: Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

Wilmington- Delaware State Police have arrested a Wilmington man and charged him in connection with the inappropriate touching of a female teen this past weekend.

The investigation began on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at approximately 9:10 p.m., after troopers were called to respond to the Wilmington Friends School, located at 101 School Road, in reference to the report of a male subject who had inappropriately touched a female. It was at this time that the responding troopers learned that while at the school participating in a volleyball match, the 15-year-old victim had walked past a male subject, later identified as Charles Denman, 58, of Wilmington, on two separate occasions. Each time as the two passed each other, Denham extended his hand and touched the victim in an inappropriate manner. After the second incident, which was also observed by the victim’s mother, an official of Friends School was notified and police were contacted.

Charles Denman, who had remained at the scene, was taken into custody without incident. He was then transported to Troop 1 where he was subsequently charged with Unlawful Sexual Contact 2nd Degree and Offensive Touching. Denman was arraigned at JP Court 11 and released after posting $4000.00 secured bond.

A mugshot of Charles Denman is not available at this time.

If anyone has any information in reference to this incident they are asked to contact Corporal Robert Cassidy at Troop 1 at 302-761-6677. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”

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