Milford Police Arrest 32 Year Old Milford Man Following Investigation Into A Sexual Assault

Released by Sgt. Robert Masten on 08.08.2016 Incident #51.16.8942

On 08.05.2016 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.Morales-Gabriel.

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