Unlawful Sexual Contact Arrest

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Delaware State Police

The Delaware State Police have charged Ryan Bradford, 18 of Milford in connection with an unlawful sexual contact incident involving an 11 year old female that occurred over the past weekend.

The investigation revealed that Bradford and the 11 year old female victim attending a field trip together on May 31, 2012, where the two met and exchanged phone numbers. Through the course of the following weekend, Bradford began sending in text messages that were “sexual in nature” to the victim. Upon returning to school that next Monday, the victim immediately notified her guidance counselor of what occurred.

Following the State Police investigation arrest warrants for Bradford were obtained and he was taken into custody without incident at his residence in Milford yesterday afternoon. Bradford is a moderate risk Tier II sex offender who was convicted of Unlawful Sexual Contact 2nd and Rape 4th on January 20, 2012. Bradford was charged with the above crimes and arraigned at JP2. He was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $59,000.00 cash bail.