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Posted on: April 18, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Arrest Made- Unlawful Sexual Contact/Harassment Investigations

Maldonado, Carlos

April 18, 2017 – On Monday, April 17, 2017 Newark Police Department arrested Carlos Maldonado for the two incidents of Unlawful Sexual Contact and Harassment that occurred on 4/14/2017 as well as an incident of Harassment and Trespassing that occurred on 04/12/2017.  Maldonado was linked to these incidents through surveillance footage, witness interviews, and evidence recovered from Maldonado’s apartment following the execution of a search warrant on 4/17/2017.  Maldonado was video arraigned in front of Justice of the Peace Court 2 and released on $5,100 unsecured bond.


There is no surveillance video available for release at this time.



Maldonado, Carlos (photo attached)

26 years old

Newark, DE



Unlawful Sexual Contact 3rd Degree (2 counts)

Harassment (3 counts)

Criminal Trespass 3rd Degree


The Newark Police Department affirms that all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.



 ***Previously Released***

April 15, 2017 – Newark Police Department is investigating three possibly related incidents that occurred in the late hours of 4/14/17.  The first incident occurred at approximately 10:00p.m. in the area of Lovett Avenue and Haines Street.  A 19 year old female University of Delaware student reported that she was grabbed on the shoulder and buttocks as she was walking on Haines Street.  The suspect continued walking past the victim after grabbing her and the victim called police a short time later.


The second incident occurred at approximately 10:35p.m. on the sidewalk in the unit block of Prospect Avenue.  The victim, a 20 year old female University of Delaware student, reported that she was grabbed on her buttocks by a male as he walked by.  He was last seen walking eastbound on Prospect Avenue.  This incident was reported to police approximately one hour and 20 minutes later.


The third incident occurred at approximately 11:25p.m. and began in the area of N. Chapel Street and New Street.  The two victims, 20 and 21 year old University of Delaware students, reported that they were walking northbound on N. Chapel Street when a male began following them on foot.  The suspect continued following them to the area of Prospect Avenue, until one of them contacted police by cell phone.  Officers checked the area for the suspect, however, they were unable to locate him.


Suspect description: Hispanic or white male, 20 – 30 years old, 5’7’’, thin build, beard, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, with dark colored pants.  No further description is available at this time.


There is no surveillance video available for release at this time.


Investigators from Newark Police and University of Delaware Police are actively working to identify a suspect in these incidents.  Anyone with additional information should contact Newark Police Detective William Anderson, 302-366-7100 x3469, or  



***Previously Released***

April 12, 2017 – Newark Police Department is investigating a harassment complaint that occurred on 4/12/17 at approximately 2:30am.  The victim, an 18 year old University of Delaware student, reported that she was walking on Wyoming Road in the area of S. Chapel Street when she noticed a vehicle, described as a small maroon sports utility vehicle, that appeared to be following her.  The victim stated the vehicle parked on the side of Wyoming Road and the driver began to yell vulgarities at her.  The victim stated that she then walked to the front of a University of Delaware dormitory and noticed the suspect was now following her on foot.  The victim was able to enter the dormitory without further incident.  Officers from the University of Delaware Police and Newark Police searched the area for the suspect and suspect vehicle with negative results.


Suspect description: Hispanic male, wearing a baseball hat, gray pants, and a white shirt.  No further description is available at this time.


There is no surveillance video available for release at this time.


Anyone with additional information on this incident should contact Officer Vari, 302-366-7100 x3486 , or  

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