Bodenweiser pleads no contest to sex offense

 (AP Photo/Delaware Department of Justice, File)

(AP Photo/Delaware Department of Justice, File)

Eric Bodenweiser had been facing 113 felony counts including unlawful sexual contact. 

The former state senate candidate was indicted just weeks before the 2012 election. Despite winning the Republican primary, he dropped out of the race just before the indictment was announced on Oct. 22, 2012. He was accused of repeatedly molesting a young neighbor more than 25 years ago. 

Bodenweiser’s first trial on the charges ended in a hung jury last summer. Tuesday morning, he pled no contest to two counts of third degree unlawful sexual contact in Sussex County Superior Court. 

As a result of his plea, Bodenweiser will now have to register as a sex offender. His sentencing is scheduled to take place May 22. 

According to the Delaware Attorney General’s Office, the unidentified victim in the case said, “I’m glad that this has finally come to an end and I can finally move forward and get on with my life.” 

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