A former pastor in the Dover area faces charges of child sexual abuse.
Nicholas R. Benson, 39, of Dover, was arrested on January 27, 2021 and charged with three offenses of sexually abusing a child by a trustworthy person and three second degree offenses of unlawful sexual contact with a person under the age of 18.
According to the church administration, Benson was pastor of Trinity Wesleyan Church in Kent Acres until October 2020.
Delaware State Police told WDEL that their investigation revealed that the victims of these alleged crimes were unrelated to the Church.
“We are saddened and disappointed to learn of the circumstances surrounding Mr. Benson’s arrest,” said church administrators in an email. “We are determined to work with the authorities in any way we can in their investigation.”
Benson announced an unsecured bond worth $ 21,000 and was released.