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Del. Man Arrested for Child Sexual Abuse

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REHOBOTH BEACH, Del.- Delaware State Police have arrested a 49-year-old Rehoboth Beach man accused of sexually abusing a boy he was watching.

James E. O'Connor was arrested Tuesday after turning himself in to state police. He was charged with two counts of second-degree sexual abuse of a child by a person of trust.

Police said O'Connor's arrest stemmed from an investigation that got under way last month. A mother of a 9-year-old boy reported to police her son had been touched inappropriately while spending the night at O'Connor's home on Center Avenue in Rehoboth Beach, investigators said. Police said O'Connor, a family friend, offered to watch the boy while the mother worked a recent Saturday evening.

Police said the incident happened in the bedroom while O'Connor and the boy were watching a movie, and the boy told his mother about the incident the next day.

O'Connor was ordered held in the Sussex Correction Institution in default of $20,000 cash bond.

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