Family Values Candidate Eric Bodenweiser Arrested In Delaware For Allegedly Repeatedly Raping Young Boy

This is Eric Bodenweiser, Republican candidate for the Delaware State Senate and anti-gay member of the Delaware Family Policy Council. Bodenweiser, 53, was viewed as unbeatable in the race against his Democratic challenger right up to the time the family values candidate was arrested for allegedly having unlawful sex acts with a 13-year-old boy.

Bodenweiser is facing 113 felony sex charges, including 39 counts of unlawful sexual intercourse — first-degree and 74 counts of unlawful sexual contact — second-degree. The boy who allegedly was sexually abused by Bodenweiser between Oct. 1, 1987 and Aug. 31, 1990 when he was between the ages of 10 and 13. The victim is now in his 30s.

Bodenweiser was endorsed in his State Senate race by Christine O’Donnell, the 2010 Republican U.S. Senate candidate in Delaware. O’Donnell, who was ridiculed for once saying that she dabbled in witchcraft, now has found someone more controversial than herself. O’Donnell came to the defense of Bodenweiser:

CHRISTINE O’DONNELL: That’s why these sort of, charges are so, are so, potent as political weapons because they put a seed of doubt in someone’s mind. If you do it as an October surprise there’s not enough time between when they throw the bomb on election day for the truth to really emerge and, um, it’s just, it’s tacky and it’s what happened to our political system.

Bodenweiser had won an upset against the incumbent Republican with the help of the Tea Party. O’Donnell cites his victory as an encouragement for her to run again with the resurgence of conservative values and agreed to campaign for him. In what could be a much repeated statement by Bodenweiser at the time, the candidate stated “I asked Christine to speak at my fundraiser because I consider her a friend and we hold the same principles and values. She has been the top vote getter in Sussex County over the past four years. Her record in Sussex County proves it. Hopefully, some of her ability to win votes will rub off on me.”

Bodenweiser pledged that, when he took office, he would “weed out the liberals” and expose them by introducing ultraconservative legislation.

Bodenweiser helped run his family’s business Bodie’s Dairy Markets, a chain of six local convenience stores and Laundromats. The chain was sold in 2001. His campaign website touted how he was an active middle school mentor. According to news reports, Bodenweiser was a mentor for children at Georgetown Middle School and North Georgetown Elementary School.

If convicted, such access to children could be cited to increase sentencing for Bodenweister. Given the repeated alleged abuse over a long period of time, he would be looking at a considerable sentence — enough to put him behind bars for the rest of his life on the upper end of the scale — though O’Donnell might view that as a bit “tacky.”

Source: Washington Blade

97 thoughts on “Family Values Candidate Eric Bodenweiser Arrested In Delaware For Allegedly Repeatedly Raping Young Boy”

  1. The judge after TWO closed door evidence suppression hearings has denied the motions by the defense. Going to be a really rough time for the defendant now. Anyone that needs to have two closed door evidence suppression hearings doesn’t need to be a state senator in the first place.

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  3. Just ran across this while looking to see if they set a date for my brothers trial as he was in court today…or at least supposed to be.

    It never ceases to amaze me the things I read from the ‘followers’ of my brother. I didn’t know until I read this that “It’s no coincidence that the alleged victim and Eric Bodenweiser’s brother Paul Bodenweiser know each other, and spoke to each other before the alleged victim went to the police.” I didn’t know the guy even existed until AFTER the primary!

    That I’m upset about anything concerning the sale of the business is also news to me. I’ve been busy making my own way for a long time and done pretty well.

    I’ve known my brother a lot longer than any of the people that claim to ‘know’ him and I can only promise that he’s been a pervert just about 40 years now when I learned about the “peeping Eric” from our mother.

    That my brother did this…I don’t know…but it wouldn’t surprise me. That he’s done things that should have had him prison long ago? THAT I DO KNOW! You don’t show (32 years ago) up at my dorm room door 550 miles and four state lines away with a just turned 15 year old minor at age 19 or 20 and not be guilty of SOMETHING !!

    For me it’s not a question of proving he’s guilty…it’s proving he’s innocent!

    That I “hate” my brother is not true. I actually still love him as he is my brother. I just don’t like him. Disgusted by him and his hypocritical way bullying people with his being “saved”. I’ve said for at least 10 years now that my brother Eric is the worst human I’ve personally known in my life. Sad but true.

    Never met any of those TV preachers that later got sent to prison, or shamed off TV for doing the things they preached against. Never met Hitler, Edi Amin, Saddam Hussein or any of those others that were/are horrible humans but I grew up with my 14 month younger brother Eric. I know him better than even his current wife does and I know what he’s capable of doing to people.

    Google Narcissistic Personality Disorder and you’ve read all you need to know about my brother Eric. He fits the description perfectly. Describing him as a Sociopath is being nice.

    Sussex Countian is delusional.

    Paul Bodenweiser
    Kingsport, TN

  4. I’m just curious I wonder how many of the people who have posted comments even know Eric Bodenweiser?

    Here’s the back story no media even bothered to mention.
    The alleged victim went to the media before ever contacting the police. The alleged victims only witnesses who could corroborate the claims being made (the alleged victims parents) are both dead. The alleged victim first claimed they came forward because their father had recently passed away which was a lie the alleged victim’s father passed away in 1994. Then the story changed it was because the alleged victims mother had just passed away another lie the mother passed away in 2010.

    It’s no coincidence that this alleged victim decided to make these allegations just days after Eric Bodenweiser won the primary election.
    It’s no coincidence that the alleged victim and Eric Bodenweiser’s brother Paul Bodenweiser know each other, and spoke to each other before the alleged victim went to the police.

    It’s no secret in Sussex County, Delaware that Paul Bodenweiser hates his brother and will stop at nothing to destroy Eric. Paul started a website 2 years ago making all kinds of baseless accusations about his brother Eric. Paul was pissed their father didn’t include him in the family business, and because he (Paul) didn’t get anything when the family business was sold.

    It’s my opinion the only reason the AG has so many indictments is because they DON’T have a strong case and they know it. They are using the old throw enough against the wall and hope something sticks strategy.

    I like many other Sussex Countians who have known Eric Bodenweiser all our lives do not believe any of the allegations made against him.

  5. Well Waldo, I wasn’t aware I was supposed to prepare an exhaustive table of all possible outcomes for you. You read into a statement something that is not there. Is there anything else you’d like to psychically attribute to my statements? Or are we clear now?

  6. @Debi, MOST pedophiles do not care if the children are male or female if they are under a certain age. There are some who prefer one gender over another, but it’s not a real issue for most of them. This has nothing to do with a heterosexual or homosexual sexual preference. This is a sexual DYSfunction, a sexual disturbance, a sexual perversion. Sexual preferences are completely different. Also, most pedophiles are actually heterosexual men.

  7. “No, Waldo, I don’t exclude that possibility. I just consider it the least likely of the three.”

    It sure sounded like you excluded when you said, without any equivocation:

    “However, one does not get in this position without doing something that is 1) suspect enough to draw charges – especially that many – and 2) is operating in some kind of way hypocritical to a “family values” platform even if he’s not a pederast.”

    That sure doesn’t read like you include the possibility that somebody might be totally innocent.

  8. Somewhere along the line this freak developed a taste for “booty” and “screaming skull.” I have very high hopes that if convicted that he will be placed within the general population… 🙂

  9. I agree with bettykath. As this case develops, it is likely that victims will be coming forth in droves.

  10. No, Waldo, I don’t exclude that possibility. I just consider it the least likely of the three.

  11. “In this instance though and these circumstances I have to go with the prosecution’s own selfish motives at having a winning record over a fairly petty political prosecution that they think has little chance of success other than to put this guy in a bind.”

    Gene, you posit only two possibilities: the guy’s guilty or the prosecution is politically motivated. You mistakenly ignore the other possibility, that the guy is innocent and that whatever evidence they have on the guy is wrong. It’s certainly possible that the prosecution is acting in good faith and think they have a good case, yet the guy is entirely innocent. It’s happened before.

  12. Woosty,

    Baking cookies… you do a good Toll House aka chocolate chip. It is never good without pecan nuts, no other kind—but that’s the old problem with memories based in youth.
    Oatmeal w/walnuts and toffee….. 😉
    the comments were indeed telling…..I hve little faith in the machines…

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