News Report: Smyrna Child Rape Suspect Previously Charged With Alleged Triple Kidnapping

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Smyrna – The Delaware State Police have charged 40-year-old Michael R. Boorman of Smyrna with multiple offenses after it was determined that he sexually assaulted a minor child, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin.

Austin said Detectives from the Troop 2 Major Crimes Unit were able to determine that between January 2012 and September 2019, Boorman repeatedly sexually assaulted the victim, with the assaults taking place at the victim’s residence as well as at other locations in the Smyrna area. The assaults began when the victim was 6 and continued until the victim was 12 years of age, according to Austin.

Boorman was taken into custody on Tuesday, February 25, 2020, and charged with the following offenses:

Rape 1st Degree (3 counts)
Rape 2nd Degree
Sexual Abuse of a Child by a Person of Trust 1st Degree (4 counts)
Sexual Abuse of a Child by a Person of Trust 2nd Degree
Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child
Dangerous Crime against Minor less than 14. Criminal Sexual Conduct (4 counts)
Unlawful Sexual Contact with Person less than 13 (2 counts)
Boorman was arraigned and committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $1,090,000.00 cash bail.

Austin said due to the sensitive nature of the incident and out of respect to the victim, only limited information is being released.

Anyone who believes that they have information regarding other criminal activity related to Boorman is asked to contact Detective R. Strecker of the Troop 2 Major Crimes Unit by calling 302-365-8413.

In 2011 the Smyrna Clayton Sun-Times reported that Boorman had been charged with kidnapping three girls near Smyrna’s Lake Como.
The article can be read here: https://www.scsuntimes.com/article/20110617/NEWS/306179988

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