DOVER - A 41-year-old Dover man was charged with three counts of felony sexual solicitation of a child after a victim said that he had been attempting to have sex with her since March, according to police in court records.
According to the Delaware State Police in arrest documents Len L. Lancaster had offered the female victim $50 on three or four occasions to perform sexual acts depicted in a magazine he had shown her. The victim had slept in a tent at the suspect's home on June 18, according to police in documents.
On Thursday, Mr. Lancaster, of the 300 block of Carlisle Drive, was also charged with two counts of possession of a firearm by a person prohibited and one count of possession of a deadly weapon by a person prohibited by being convicted of misdemeanor crime of domestic violence as a DSP trooper responded to a request for public assist at 9:20 a.m., according to documents.
Police said in documents that Mr. Lancaster wanted to show a firearm that he had bought from a "friend" and produced a Romanian build full automatic AK-47 assault rifle with six magazines and a bayonet with a six-inch blade that can be attached to the front of the rifle. Mr. Lancaster was also in possession of a box of Remington shotgun shells, according to documents.
Upon police review, according to documents, it was determined that Mr. Lancaster is prohibited from owning a firearm. A police check of records showed that he was a convicted domestic offender in Delaware, along with a convicted felon in California and Colorado, and prohibited from owning a firearm, according to records.
Police said Mr. Lancaster turned himself in to DSP Troop 3 on Thursday. He was released on bonds totaling $18,500 regarding the six felony charges. He faces a preliminary hearing on July 6 in the court of common pleas.
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