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Sex Abuse Trial of Former Del. Candidate Resumes

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GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) - Jury selection is resuming in the trial of a former state Senate candidate who is accused of repeatedly molesting a boy more than 20 years ago.

The trial of 55-year-old Eric Bodenweiser was to resume Thursday, with opening arguments by attorneys expected later in the day.

After winning an upset victory over an incumbent in a 2012 GOP primary, the tea party-backed Bodenweiser suspended his campaign, then dropped out of the race. He was indicted a few days later on multiple counts of unlawful sexual intercourse and unlawful sexual contact.

Prosecutors allege that Bodenweiser committed the crimes between October 1987 and August 1990.

Bodenweiser declined a final plea offer from prosecutors last week. He could spend the rest of his life in prison if convicted on all charges.

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