Georgetown Man Arrested for Sexual Assault

Clay D. Conaway
Clay D. Conaway

Georgetown-  The Delaware State Police have arrested a 22-year-old man on sexual assault charges.

The Delaware State Police Major Crimes Unit is investigating an incident that occurred on June, 20, 2018, at approximately 6:30 p.m., at a residence in Georgetown.  A 20-year-old female reported that she was sexually assaulted.

Troopers identified 22-year-old Clay Conaway as the suspect.  On August 22, 2018, at approximately 7:30 p.m., Conaway was taken into custody without incident.

Conaway was transported back to Troop 4 on a warrant stemming from an August 20, 2018 indictment for Rape in the First Degree.  He was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court 3 and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $70,000.00 secured bond.

The Delaware State Police is asking anyone that has information in reference to this incident or any other possible criminal incidents involving this defendant to contact Troop 4, Major Crimes Unit, Detective D. Kristunas at 302-752-3856.

Because of the sensitivity of this case, and in consideration of the victim, only limited information will be released.

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe

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