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Lewes man faces rape charges

September 6, 2019

A 55-year-old Lewes man was arrested after allegedly raping and assaulting a child.

Lewes police arrested Timothy Delp Sept. 4 following a month-long investigation.

He was charged with first-degree sexual abuse of a child by a person in a position of trust, authority or supervision; second-degree rape; continuous sexual abuse of a child; two counts of first-degree unlawful sexual contact; and endangering the welfare of a child.

Delp was committed to Sussex Correctional Institute in default of $162,000 cash bail.