Del. Man Charged in Repeated Rape of 11-Year-Old

Police say the 55-year-old man repeatedly raped an 11-year-old relative over a 1-year period

Delaware State Police charged a Bridgeville man with raping an 11-year-old relative repeatedly over a year's time.

Benjamin Charleston Jr., 55, was arrested Wednesday and charged with 18 counts of rape and other offenses. He is being held on $462,500 secured bail.

Troopers say the child reported the alleged abuse to family members after Charleston was asked to leave their home, where he had been living.  

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