Charged with Sexual Assault


On August 5, 2016 Milford Police arrested Ovidio Morales-Gabriel, 32 of Milford, following an investigation into a sexual assault. Detectives were notified on 08.05.2016 about an incident that reportedly occurred in April of 2016 at a residence in the 600 block of Southeast Front Street (Sussex County). Following an investigation that included the victim being interviewed at the Child Advocacy in Sussex County, Detectives obtained a warrant for Mr. Morales-Gabriel. Mr. Morales-Gabriel was later taken into custody at a church in the 800 block of Southeast Front Street without incident. Mr. Morales-Gabriel has been charged with Sexual Abuse of a Child by Person of Trust 1st degree, 3 counts of Rape 2nd degree, Unlawful Sexual Contact 2nd degree, and Terroristic Threatening. Mr. Morales-Gabriel was presented at Justice of the Peace Court #3 in Georgetown, where bail has been set at $240,000.00 cash. Mr. Morales-Gabriel has committed the Sussex Correctional Institution and is scheduled for a Preliminary Hearing at the Sussex County Court of Common Pleas on 08.11.2016.