UPDATED: Arrest Made in June Sexual Assault on Beach in Rehoboth


UPDATED – 07/09/24 – Rehoboth Beach Police have made an arrest in a sexual assault on the beach at Brooklyn Avenue on June 19.

Through their on-scene investigation, Rehoboth Beach Police were able to identify the suspect, also a juvenile, and determined that they were no longer in the area. The suspect and the victim were unknown to each other prior to meeting that evening.

After further investigation, warrants were obtained for the suspect on June 28th and the suspect voluntarily returned to Delaware on July 2nd. The suspect was arraigned at Sussex County Family Court and charged with two felony offenses.

  • Rape in the Second Degree Without Consent
  • Rape in the Fourth Degree Without Consent

The suspect was released after posting $20,000 secured bond and has been court ordered not to return to the State of Delaware for any reason but for court appearance.

The Rehoboth Beach Police Department would like to thank everyone who responded to our initial request for assistance in this matter.


ORIGINAL STORY – 06/19/24 – On June 19, at approximately 12:02 a.m. the Rehoboth Beach Police Department was made aware of a sexual assault that occurred on the beach in the area of Brooklyn Avenue.   The victim was taken to a hospital within the state where they were treated and released.  The suspect is still at large at this time.

Anyone who has knowledge of this incident is encouraged to contact the Rehoboth Beach Police Department at 302-227-2577 or Delaware Crimestoppers at 800-847-3333.  You may remain anonymous.