DSP: Smyrna man abused child for more than a year
By Tom Lehman

Updated Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 10:48pm

Michael Connor/Courtesy of Delaware State Police
A Smyrna man is behind bars after state troopers say he sexually abused a six-year-old girl for nearly two years.

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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