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Bridgeville Man Arrested for Allegedly Raping his 11 YO Granddaughter

A 55-year-old Bridgeville man is behind bars for allegedly raping his 11-year-old granddaughter over a one year period.

Delaware State Police began investigating November 9 when they learned that Benjamin Charleston had allegedly raped the child at a home on Mabel Drive in London Village.  The girl reported the sexual assaults to a family member after Charleston had been kicked out of the house earlier this month.

Charleston was arrested at a home in Bridgeville Wednesday; he’s charged with 18 counts of 1st degree rape, continuous sexual abuse of a child and endangering the welfare of a child; he was committed to the JTVCC in lieu of $462,500 bail.

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