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Georgetown Man Arrested for Sexual Extortion and Rape

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Edward B. Wescott Edward B. Wescott
GEORGETOWN, Del. - Delaware State Police say a 20-year-old Georgetown man was arrested for sexual extortion and rape after they say he threatened to share explicit photos of a 16 year old girl on social media.

Police say 20-year-old Edward B. Wescott, of Georgetown, was arrested Saturday after detectives picked him up at a predetermined location near Georgetown where they say he was to meet a 16 year old female.  Police say the meeting was to be the third time after Wescott initially threatened to release text messages with some sexual based words to social media.  During the first two encounters that took place in the parking lot of the Dover Mall, police say Wescott would threaten to post nude photos he obtained of the young female if she did not perform sexual acts with him.

Police say Edward Wescott was charged with two counts of second degree rape, sexual solicitation of a child under 18, and sexual extortion.  He was arraigned at JP3 and committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in lieu of $95,000 secured bond and ordered to have no contact with anyone under 18.

Because of the sensitivity of this case, and in consideration of the victim, police would not release any other information.

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit/Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll free hotline 1800 VICTIM-1.  (1-800 842-8461).  You may also email the unit Director at debra.reed@state.de.us.
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