DOJ/Milton PD Looking for Assistance in Child Porn Case

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Milton Police and the Delaware Department of Justice need your help in the prosecution of a Sussex County pastor who is charged for soliciting child pornography. Officials indicted 62 year old Leonard Eley in November on one count each of sexual solicitation of a minor and theft by false pretenses and two counts of possession of child porn. The state was aware of one victim, who was a former member of Eley’s church ā€“ Storm Shelter Ministries, but believe that additional victims may be unidentified. Other victims or those with information should contact Milton Police Detective Chris Whitehouse at 302-684-8547 extension 103.

Additional information from the DOJ release:

Leonard Eley was formally indicted on November 28 following an investigation into charges that he solicited nude photographs from a minor over the course of a year.Ā  Eley, whose victim was a former member of his church, Storm Shelter Ministries, is further alleged to have paid for the photographs using stolen funds from his churchā€™s account.

Eleyā€™s indictment was secured by Deputy Attorneys General CarolineĀ Brittingham and Michael Cooksey of the DOJā€™s Human Trafficking Unit, following an investigation led by Det. Whitehouse and the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.


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