Police: Man, 27, charged with rape of 15-year-old girl in New Castle County

Robert Peal, 27, was charged with four counts of third-degree rape and related offenses.

Police have charged a man who they say sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl in New Castle County.

Robert Peal, of Townsend, was charged with four counts of third-degree rape and 11 counts of sexual solicitation of a child.

Peal, who is a driver for DHL, initially contacted the female victim on Oct. 8, 2019, when he delivered a package to her Sparrow Run home, according to police.


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Police said the the two engaged in an "ongoing sexual relationship" which continued through late November 2019.

Peal surrendered to detectives on Monday. He was released after posting $375,000 secured bail.

Anyone with information regarding this incident or other possible criminal acts related to Peal is urged to contact Det. Lloyd of the Troop 2 Major Crimes Unit at 302-365-8411.


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