John R. Garey
Dover Man Charged with Child Sexual Abuse and Other Offenses By City Police
A Dover man has been charged with child sexual abuse and other offenses, city police said Wednesday.
Some of the charges against Thomas Spicer, 40, of the first block of Par Haven Drive, stem from allegations he threatened the child with a knife and forced the child to consume drugs and alcohol, Dover Police Capt. Tim Stump said.
Investigation determined that the assaults occurred in 2010-11 in a home in the 800 block of Woodcrest Turn in Dover, Stump said.
Police did not disclose how or when the allegations surfaced, or release other details of the allegations.
Spicer, arrested Tuesday, was charged with four counts of sexual abuse of a child by a person of trust, unlawful sexual contact with a child younger than 12 years old, aggravated menacing, terroristic threatening, endangering the welfare of a child and two counts of unlawfully administering drugs.
He was committed to Vaughn Correctional Center near Smyrna after failing to post $112,000 secured bail.
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