Troopers Locate Man Charged With Rape, Strangulation

Selbyville – The Delaware State Police have located and arrested 23-year-old Xavier Aiken of Milton, DE who was wanted in connection with a sexual assault incident, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe.

Jaffe said the incident occurred on February 22, 2019, at approximately 10:00 p.m., when Troopers responded to a local area hospital and made contact with a 17-year old female victim who reported that she had been sexually assaulted. Further investigation revealed that the victim was at a residence in Selbyville when she had been sexually assaulted, strangled, physically assaulted and held against her will, by Aiken, Jaffe said.

On March 11, 2019, at approximately 2:00 p.m., Aiken was located at a residence in the 20000 block of Reynolds Pond Road, Ellendale and taken into custody without incident. He was transported back to Troop 4 where he was charged with the following:

Rape First Degree
Rape Second Degree
Kidnapping First Degree
Assault Second Degree
Aiken was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $208,000.00 secured bond.


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