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Cape Gazette NEWS TUESDAY, AUGUST 13- THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 2013 S Judge confines former By K ra Nuzback A former Senate candidate, who faces charges of raping a young boy, was ordered to stay in his home after he spent an afternoon at Midway Speedway in Rehoboth Beach. Eric Bodenweiser was arrest- ed in October on 39 charges of first-degree unlawful sexual intercourse and 74 charges of second-degree unlawful sexual contact. The victim, a Florida resident now in his 30s, told po- lice when he was between the ages of 10 and 13, Bodenweiser raped him a total of 39 times. Bodenweiser was released from Sussex Correctional In- stitution Oct. 24, on $250,000 secured bail, and has remained largely confined to his home on Lynch's Lane in Georgetown under court-ordered pretrial supervision and GPS monitoring. Bodenweiser was also ordered to see a probation officer, Erik Senate candidate to home Forry. In November, Judge E. Scott Bradley denied Boden- weiser's request to attend church services at Sussex County Bible Church in Harbeson, where he had been an active member be- fore his arrest. Bodenweiser appeared in Sus- sex County Superior Court Aug. 9. He was joined by his wife, Patty Bodenweiser, and Sussex County Councilman Sam Wil- son. Forry said he brought Boden- weiser's recent trip to Midway Speedway to the court's atten- tion. Forry said Midway was not an appropriate venue for someone with Bodenweiser's condition to spend an afternoon. Eric Mooney, Bodenweiser's attorney, said Bodenweiser attended the park with his son- in-law because he wanted to get out of the house. Mooney said he and Forry have counseled Bodenweiser and told him he needs to be careful about where he goes. "We're con- fident that we won't be in the same situation again," he said. Mooney also noted there was no : allegation that E. Bodenweiser Bodenweiser had any direct contact with minors. Mooney called the situation a wake-up call for Bodenweiser and said he disagrees with the sanctions recommended by the state. John Donahue, of the Depart- ment of Justice, said he has the GPS record of Bodenweiser going to the speedway. "He shouldn't need a wake-up call at this point," Donahue said. Donahue asked that Boden- weiser be sentenced to home confmement. "It is a very foolish choice to make," Bradley said. "It's a family place, where parents take their kids. "I've been there; I took my chil- dren there. When they grew up, I stopped going," Bradley said. Bradley sentenced Boden- weiser to home confinement. He said if Bodenweiser wants to leave his home, he would have to make a formal request. He doesn't get out much any- way, Bradley said. Bodenweiser, who wore a beige suit, did not speak during the court proceedings. Outside Burton Continued from page 1 returned home from Bay Shore Community Church iffGumboro, where she had worked late the evening of June 14. Police found Bennett's car parked at the church, locked with her personal belongings inside; police later learned Burton, the church custodian, was also at the church while she was there, Shavack said. Police in- terviewed Burton, fam- ily members and coworkers before Ben- nett's body was found, six miles from church, DNA Nicole Bennett Shavack said. evidence gathered by Maryland State Po- lice forensic technicians connected Burton to the crime, Shavack ~said. Burton was arrested July 6, 2012, by a U.S. Marshal's Task Force following Route 1 near Matthew Burton a traffic stop on Rehoboth Beach. the courtroom after he was put Bodenweiser was the Republi- on home confinement, Boden- can candidate for Georgetown's weiser and his wife stood silently Senate seat in the 2012 election behind Mooney, who told report- cycle. He withdrew from the ers no trial date has been set. race days before a grand jury According to court records, the indicted him on 113 felony sex trial is scheduled to begin in charges against a child. October. Donald J. Foraker, Jr CPA Cert!fied Public Accountant and Business Advisor Our bookkeeping standards go beyond entering checks into software Call us today for details! Currently accepting new tax & bookkeeping clients Located at 19606 Coastal Hwy, Rehoboth Beach (800)748-0354 SE C G PLANNING MARKETING ADMINISTERING Cruises for groups 10 Days March 8, 2014 from Baltimore Grandeur of the Seas/Veranda Stateroom Cayman Islands/Cozumel/Jamaica/Labadie Bus to Baltimore/taxes/insurance/gratuities $100 on-board credit eteti @ ,I office Watches Rehoboth Continued from page 4 dation of a $110,000 maximum. For her part, Parrish said, if the issue came up, she would era- Sussex council awards nonprofit grants Sussex County Council presented the following coun- cilmanic grants during its Aug. 6 meeting: $500 to Seaford Po- lice Department for Community Night Out and $750 to Rehoboth Beach Film Society for its inde- pendent film festival. Council awards grants to non- profit agencies and organizations putting on events and providing services to county residents. phasize the value of the job and its benefits. Commissioner Patrick Gossett, chairman of the city's personnel committee, said it was important for the commissioners to attract the best possible candidates, eventually picking one who will be around for a long time. "You want to do it right the first time," he said. )More local news: capegazettLcom you to come in consultation. Now through 813112013 Turn your gold into cash. We still pay the highest prices for gold.