Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 5:36pm
DSP: Smyrna man abused child for more than a year
Updated Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 10:48pm
A Smyrna man is behind bars after state troopers say he sexually abused a six-year-old girl for nearly two years.
|Michael Connor/Courtesy of Delaware State Police|
State police say 30-year-old Michael Connor abused the girl since July of 2011 at his home on the 1400 block of Paddock Road.
Troopers were alerted to the alleged sexual abuse on June 11 after the child told a relative Connor tried to perform a lewd act while they were alone behind a shut door.
When the girl was interviewed by officers, police say she revealed Connor had been abusing her since July 2011 and he was arrested on Monday.
He's in the Howard Young Correctional Institution on $160,000 cash bail.
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