County police said the suspect met the victim through an internet dating site
New Castle County Police have arrested a Middletown man on charges of sexual assault of a minor.
On Aug. 7, New Castle County Police were dispatched to a Newark-area apartment complex for a report of a sexual assault.
Police learned that a juvenile male and the suspect met on an internet dating site called “Grindr.” The two agreed to meet in person. The victim was assaulted while inside the suspect's vehicle, police said.
Detectives from the criminal investigation unit developed a suspect, Antwine Mobley, 26, of Middletown, and obtained a warrant for his arrest.
On Aug. 13, Mobley was arrested without incident. Investigators executed a search warrant on Mobley’s vehicle and located additional evidence linking him to the crime.
Mobley was charged with three counts of third degree rape where the victim is less than 16 years old and defendant is at least 10 years older. He was committed to the Howard Young Correctional Institution for lack of $90,000 secured bail while awaiting another court appearance.
Anyone having additional information regarding this incident or who suspects there may be additional victims is encouraged to call New Castle County Police Detective Joshua Smith at 302-395-8110 or to email JKSmith@nccde.org.
If you or someone you know is a victim of, or witness to, a crime and in need of assistance, the New Castle County Police Victims’ Services Unit is available to offer you support and resources by calling 302-395-8000 or by e-mailing email@example.com.