Dover man arrested for raping juvenile

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DOVER, Del. – Dover Police have charged a man for raping a minor child.

We’re told on Monday, detectives were contacted by a member of the victim’s family after the child reportedly disclosed the incident to them. An interview with the victim determined that the suspect, identified as 33-year-old Norman Merritt, had performed sexual acts on the child on at least two occasions between December 2021 and July 2022.

Merritt turned himself into police on Wednesday and was charged with two counts of second degree rape, four counts of third degree rape, and second degree unlawful sexual contact. He was held at SCI on a $363,000 cash bail.

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