Update On Head Start Aid Charged With Sexually Abusing Children


On Wednesday, September 15, 2021,  FSU was told that Timothy McCrary, the Headstart daycare worker that was charged with Unlawful Sexual Contact with children, was found guilty.

A family member familiar with the case told FSU that McCrary was found guilty by Superior Court Judge Jeffery Clark at the conclusion of a bench trial that started Tuesday, September 7, 2021.

Emails sent to the court press officer have gone unanswered, however, court records updated on Saturday show that McCrary is due to be sentenced on November 11, 2021. The records also indicate that McCrary is still in custody.

We have not confirmed what charges McCrary was found guilty of at this time only that he has a sentencing hearing in November.

Original Story

Harrington- On June 21, 2019, the Harrington Police Department arrested Timothy K. McCrary 27, of Thistlewood Road in Houston after police investigate a sexual abuse complaint, authorities said on Monday.

Officials said in May of this year the Harrington Police Department was contacted by Division of Family Services in reference to a possible sexual abuse complaint that allegedly occurred at the Telemon Head Start located in the 100 Block of East Street in Harrington. Harrington Police Detectives then opened an investigation with the assisted by the Child Advocacy Center and the Department of Justice.

During the course of the investigation police determined that on separate occasions during the month of May, two juveniles ages 4 and 5 were sexually assaulted by McCrary who is employed by Telemon Head Start as an Aid, officials said.

On June 21, 2019,  McCrary was taken into custody at his residence by the Harrington Police Department and the Delaware State Police. He was then transported to the Harrington Police Department for processing.

He was charged with three counts of Sexual Abuse of a Child by a Person of Trust 1st Degree and one count of Unlawful Sexual Contact where the victim is less than 13 years old. He was arraigned via video phone at Justice of the Peace Court 2 and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institute in default of $235,000 cash only bond.

The Harrington Police Department is continuing its investigation. Any parents who suspect that their child may be a victim of Mr. McCrary or anyone with information about McCrary should contact the Harrington Police Department at (302) 398-4493 Ext. 12.

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