Sex offender charged in abuse of child

September 1, 2014

A registered sex offender faces charges after police say he molested a 3-year-old girl while she was in his care.

John T. King, 65, of Millsboro, a registered Tier 2 sex offender, would periodically care for the girl, said Master Cpl. Gary Fournier of the Delaware State Police.

King was a friend of the girl's mother; he is not related to the family, Fournier said.

The girl was taken to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital Aug. 22 after she complained; the examination showed she had been abused more than once over a period of time, Fournier said.

King was arrested Aug. 27 and charged with unlawful sexual contact by a sex offender and three counts of sexual abuse by a person of trust. He was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution in default of $220,000 cash bond.


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