CRIME

Delaware Prosecutor Daniel Simmons Allegedly Raped Teen He Met Through Dating App

05/06/2014 12:57 pm ET | Updated May 06, 2014
New County Police Department

A Delaware Deputy Attorney General has been charged with the rape of a 16-year-old boy.

Daniel Simmons, 34, was arrested last Friday after being investigated by authorities since late March, according to CBS Philly.

Simmons, who was assigned to the New Castle County Misdemeanor Trial Unit, allegedly met the 16-year-old victim using the gay dating app Grindr.

The suspect allegedly picked the teen up from school and took him back to Simmons' house. A teacher learned of the meeting and contacted authorities, according to 6ABC.

State Prosecutor Kathleen Jennings released a statement about the incident.

"The Department of Justice today secured Daniel Simmons' immediate resignation. We are deeply disturbed by the conduct alleged in this case. We are most concerned for the welfare of the victim. This case will be vigorously pursued to justice. Ethically we are prohibited from saying more."

Simmons resigned from his job on Monday, and faces four counts of rape. Police said they believe there may be other victims, according to USA Today.

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