More Grindr Gone Wrong: Delaware Deputy Attorney General Charged With Rape of 16-Year-Old-Boy

daniel simmonsYesterday on G Philly, we reported on the disturbing case of a Philadelphia man who was murdered in Chester after connecting with someone on Grindr. Not far from Chester, in the state of Delaware, another case of “Grindr gone wrong” has landed a deputy attorney general in major hot water.

Wilmington’s Daniel Simmons, 34, was charged with four counts of fourth-degree rape. He is alleged to have sexually assaulted a 16-year-old boy he met on Grindr. Simmons was released after posting $45,000 secured bail. According to a report from The News Journal, Simmons, who was assigned to the New Castle County Misdemeanor Trial Unit, had been under investigation since March.

According to Huffington Post, State Prosecutor Kathleen  Jennings released a statement announcing Simmons’ resignation on Monday:

The Department of Justice today secured Daniel Simmons’ immediate resignation. We are deeply disturbed by the conduct alleged in this case. We are most concerned for the welfare of the victim. This case will be vigorously pursued to justice. Ethically we are prohibited from saying more.

Delaware detectives are asking any other victims, or anyone with information, to contact the New Castle County Police Department at 302-395-8110, or visit this website.

This incident adds to the growing number of alarming local Grindr incidents, including last month’s violent encounter when a visiting Canadian man was attacked and robbed after a potential Grindr hookup.

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  • The Benefactor

    16 is not 12. 16 in today’s world is mature, with it, filly conscious, even jaded, experienced sexually, and on the prowl. The details on this case are way too sketchy. Was the 16 year old a consensual partner? Did he know what he wanted?

    I do not believe the police.

    Lower the age of consent–now!

    • James

      That is just SICK. You probably are not mature if you think 16 year olds are, disgusting freak.

      • The Benefactor

        Not sick at all. Realistic to the core. The age of consent in Europe is 15. 16 year old “kids” shoot up schools, have babies, do drugs, and murder their parents. 16 year olds are also overtly gay or bisexual, and they know what they want. Move into the 21st Century.

        • James

          Just because Europeans do it, does not make it right. I still think a 16 year old should not have sex with an adult. Psychologically they are still developing…

    • Ann

      Sad…lower the age for WHAT???!!!! Enforce existing laws….what if it was your precious child?