Registered sex offender arrested in alleged abuse of 3-year-old

The Delaware State Police this week arrested a registered Tier 2 sex offender living near Millsboro after an investigation revealed alleged sexual abuse of a child in his care.

Detectives with the Troop 4 Criminal Investigations Unit in Georgetown arrested John T. King, 65, of Millsboro, on Wednesday, Aug. 27, after an investigation into the alleged sexual abuse of a 3-year-old girl followed an examination of the girl at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital on Friday, Aug. 22. Police said the examination was conducted due to some complaints of soreness in the girl’s lower body.

According to the DSP, the examination and investigation suggested that the child had been subjected to sexual activity for a period of time and revealed that she had been under the periodic care of King, who is a non-familial friend of the victim’s mother.

King, who was already registered as a medium-risk Tier 2 sex offender, turned himself in at Troop 4 and was charged with Unlawful Sexual Contact by a Sex Offender and three counts of Sexual Abuse by a Person of Trust. He was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution for lack of $220,000 cash bond.