Milford Man Charged With Raping Child

Milford Police arrested Ovidio Morales-Gabriel, 32 of Milford, on Friday August 5, 2016 following an investigation into a sexual assault.  Detectives were notified about an incident that reportedly occurred in April of 2016 at a residence in the 600 block of Southeast Front Street, Sussex County, police said.

Following an investigation that included the victim being interviewed at the Child Advocacy in Sussex County, Detectives obtained a warrant for Mr. Morales-Gabriel, According to authorities.

Mr. Morales-Gabriel was later taken into custody at a church in the 800 block of Southeast Front Street without incident.  Mr. Morales-Gabriel has been charged with Sexual Abuse of a Child by Person of Trust 1st degree, 3 counts of Rape 2nd degree, Unlawful Sexual Contact 2nd degree, and Terroristic Threatening.

Mr. Morales-Gabriel was presented at Justice of the Peace Court #3 in Georgetown, where bail has been set at $240,000.00 cash.  Mr. Morales-Gabriel has committed the Sussex Correctional Institution and is scheduled for a Preliminary Hearing at the Sussex County Court of Common Pleas on 08.11.2016.

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