Bear Man Charged with Groping a Girl and a Woman at Battery Park in New Castle

After a police chase down Del. 9, a Bear man was charged with groping a teenage girl and a woman at Battery Park in New Castle, police reported this morning.

The incident unfolded about 4:30 p.m. Saturday when New Castle City officer Paul Allston, on patrol in the area, was alerted by a woman who called 911.

The woman pointed to a man she said fondled a 16-year-old girl’s buttocks moments earlier on the park’s walking path as well as grabbing a 44-year-old woman around the waist, Lt. Adam P. Brams said.

The man, identified as Gregory S. Byerly, 43, of the 1700 block of Barbara Circle, got in his truck and maneuvered around the officer’s vehicle and fled, striking a parked vehicle, Brams said.

He said Byerly refused to pull over and drove recklessly until he was boxed in and stopped on Del. 9 near Federal School Lane after striking the rear of a police vehicle. No one was injured.

Byerly was charged with unlawful sexual contact, offensive touching, disregarding an officer’s signal, aggressive driving, leaving the scene of an accident and other traffic offenses.

He was being held in Young Correctional Institution in lieu of $5225 secured bond pending a preliminary hearing.


13 Year Old Boy Charged with Offensive Touching and Criminal Mischief

A 13-year-old boy was charged Sunday in connection with a playground altercation at Lake Forest South Elementary last year, Harrington police reported today. The incident in September initially was reported as a sexual assault, but after the victim was interviewed detectives determined there was no such assault, Lt. Earl K. Brode said. He said the boy damaged a girl’s phone , grabbed her by the arm and pulled her off some playground equipment, causing her to fall to the ground. The boy was charged with offensive touching and criminal mischief under $1,000, Brode said. He was released into the custody of his parents pending an appearance in Family Court. If you are facing criminal charges contact The Law Office of John R. Garey at 302-744-9290. You can also email Mr. Garey here.


Milford Man Accused of Sexually Soliciting a Teenage Girl

MILFORD, Del.- Authorities have arrested a 57-year-old Milford man accused of sexually soliciting a teenage girl.

Milford police said Walter L. Webb was taken into custody Tuesday for an incident that allegedly occurred last month on Bay Road. According to police, detectives discovered that Webb had forced a 15-year-old girl to remove her shirt and expose herself to him.

As a result of the investigation into the alleged incident, Webb was charged with sexual solicitation of a child under 18 years of age and endangering the welfare of a child. He was released on $20,000 unsecured bond.

 


Former Laurel Area Women Having Sex with Boy

A woman who allegedly had sex with a 14-year-old friend of a relative over 10 months last year has been charged with 10 counts of third-degree rape, Delaware State Police said Thursday.

Katheryn L. Carmean, 35, now of Berlin, Md., but formerly of the Laurel area, also faces charges of continuous sexual abuse of a child and endangering the welfare of a child, Master Cpl. Gary Fournier said.

A warrant was issued for Carmean’s arrest Wednesday, and state police took her into custody at her job at Seaford Middle School at 500 East Stein Highway in Seaford, where she works as a para-educator assisting with handicapped students, according to court records.

The victim confided to his mother earlier this week about the sexual relationship, and she notified state police.

When interviewed by detectives, the boy told them that they knew each other because they attended the same church in Seaford and began having sex in November 2011, when he was 14, police said in court records.

The two continued meeting once a week for sexual encounters until August, the victim told police.

The boy said “he would spend the night at Carmean’s Mt. Zion Road home in Laurel” with the young relative and have sex with her. The victim also said he had “sex in her car” at parks and parking lots around Laurel, according to court records.

When Carmean was interviewed Wednesday, she acknowledged the relationship to detectives and estimated the two had engaged in sex about “40 times” during that 10-month period that ended in August when the victim was 15 years old, police said in court records.

According to court records, Carmean got married Jan. 31.

Carmean currently is suspended from her job pending the outcome of the investigation, said Stephanie Smith, spokeswoman for the Seaford School District.

She was being held at Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution after failing to post $57,000 secured bail pending a Feb. 14 court hearing.

http://www.delawareonline.com/article/20130208/NEWS01/302080048/Police-Woman-employed-school-raped-14-year-old-boy