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Dover Man Arrested for Soliciting Sex from Child

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Oliver Lee Hicks Oliver Lee Hicks

DOVER, Del.- A Dover man was arrested Monday night following allegations that he offered a 14-year-old girl the opportunity to drive his vehicle in exchange for sex, authorities said.

Dover police said that after Oliver Lee Hicks, 48, sexually solicited the teen, she declined his advances and fled the area.

According to police, the victim told an adult about the solicitation and when Hicks was confronted about it, he said she was lying. Investigators said a physical confrontation ensued and Hicks grabbed the 14-year-old girl around the neck, impeding her breathing and circulation.

Police were called to the scene and took Hicks into custody. He was charged with solicitation of a child and strangulation and ordered held in the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in default of $20,000 secured bond.

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