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Central Delaware
Dover man arrested after child rape allegation
Alexander Acevedo-Felix (Dover Police Department photo)

DOVER – A 34-year-old Dover man was arrested on first- and second-degree rape charges of a minor Thursday after city police investigated a state agency report of a possible sexual assault, according to police and court records.

Alexander Acevedo-Felix, of the 100 block of Roosevelt Avenue, is facing 28 charges related to alleged sexual abuse by a person of trust against a 9-year-old female, according to the affidavit of probable cause.

Police were contacted Thursday at 2:45 p.m. by the Department of Family Services in reference to a possible sexual assault; the alleged victim was interviewed at the Child Advocacy Center in Dover at approximately 4 p.m.

It was determined that the alleged incidents began on Dec. 1, and occurred when the victim’s mother left the residence to do laundry or she was otherwise alone with the suspect, records said.

In court documents, Mr. Acevedo-Felix told police the victim may have seen him partially undressed below the waist when walking past her bedroom doorway on one occasion; however, he denied do it intentionally and denied any sexual contact.

Mr. Acevedo-Felix was charged with 11 counts of first-degree rape, five counts of second-degree rape, sexual abuse by a person of trust, 10 counts of endangering the welfare of a child and indecent exposure.

Mr. Acevedo-Felix was committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center near Smyrna in default of a $385,500 secured bond. He has a preliminary hearing scheduled for Friday in the Kent County Court of Common Pleas.

Staff writer Craig Anderson can be reached at 741-8296 or canderson@newszap.com. Follow him on Twitter @DSNAnderson.

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