(Newark, DE 19702) On Sunday, March 14th, officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the community of Rolling Hills, for a report of a sexual assault. Upon arrival, the officers were able to determine that the victim was sexually assaulted during a gathering earlier in the night.

Detectives from the New Castle County Division of Police Criminal Investigations Unit, Major Crimes Squad were notified and assumed the investigation.

Through investigative measures, detectives were able to develop 18-year-old Miguel Sanchez-Perez as a suspect for this investigation. Miguel was apprehended on Monday, March 15th without incident.

Miguel was charged with 1 felony count of Rape in the second degree. He was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 2 and is currently being held at Howard R. Young Correctional institution in lieu of $60,000 secured bail.

Based on this investigation, detectives are concerned that there may be additional victims who have not yet come forward. Detectives are asking anyone with any information pertaining to this investigation to contact Detective Lucas at (302)395-8110 or via e-mail at Brian.Lucas@newcastlede.gov or by calling the New Castle County Division of Police non-emergency number at 302-573-2800.

Citizens can text a tip anonymously simply by texting the number 847411 keyword: NCCDE. You can also submit a tip via our website at http://www.nccpd.com. Tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or visit us on Facebook (IM) at New Castle County Division of Police.

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of a violent crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the New Castle County Division of Police Victim Services Unit/ is available to offer you support and resources through (302)-395-8000

Miguel Sanchez-Perez