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Following mistrial, prosecutors plan to retry former Delaware candidate on child sex charges


DOVER, Delaware — The Delaware attorney general's office has decided to retry a former Delaware state Senate candidate accused of molesting a boy more than 20 years ago.

Joe Rogalsky, a spokesman for the office, said in a statement Tuesday that prosecutors will retry 55-year-old Eric Bodenweiser.

Bodenweiser was accused of repeatedly molesting the boy between October 1987 and August 1990.

A Sussex County judge declared a mistrial last month after jurors were unable to agree on a verdict.

The alleged victim, now 37, was among the witnesses who testified at the two-week trial.

Bodenweiser won an upset victory over an incumbent in a 2012 GOP primary for a Sussex County Senate seat. He later dropped out of the race a few days before being indicted.

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