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Smyrna/Clayton Sun-Times
  • Smyrna man arrested for rape

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  • Delaware State Police detectives have arrested a Smyrna man in connection with allegedly raping a 16-year-old female.
    On Feb. 18 detectives at Troop 3 in Dover began a rape investigation after a 16-year-old girl disclosed to a family member that she had been sexually assaulted by George Curtis, 21, of Smyrna.
    The investigation revealed Curtis was at the 16-year-old female victim's house on Jan. 1 and left the residence in a vehicle with the victim, driving to a nearby liquor store where he purchased alcohol, police said. He then drove to his residence located in the 100 block of Fields Drive near Smyrna where he allegedly forced the victim to drink the liquor as well as take an Oxycodone pill before he allegedly sexually assaulted her. Police said Curtis then drove the victim home where he dropped her off, and continued to harass and solicit sex from the victim on a regular basis until she and her mother responded to Troop 3 on Feb. 18 to report the crimes.
    On Feb. 27 detectives along with the State Police Special Operations Response Team (SORT) executed a search warrant in the 100 block of Fields Drive where Curtis resides. He was taken into custody without incident and transported back to Troop 3 where he was processed and arraigned on two counts of second degree rape, possession of a controlled substance, sexual solicitation of a child under 18, sexual harassment, and providing alcohol to a minor.
    He was committed to James T. Vaughn Correction Center on $45,000 secured bond.
    Because of the sensitivity of this case, and in consideration of the victim, only limited information will be released.

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