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Delaware Man Sentenced for Aggravated Explicit Assault of a Minor in Atlantic City

Atlantic City

A Delaware man who was formerly a teacher has been sentenced on charges of the Aggravated Sexual Assault of a female under 16 years old, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary Shill announced.

According to Prosecutor Shill, on January 21, Thomas Herlihy, 37, of New Castle, Delaware, was sentenced to 7 years. On August 5, 2021, Herlihy entered a guilty plea of Aggravated Sexual Assault.

The charges are a result of an investigation into an alleged sexual relationship that Herlihy had with a juvenile female under the age of 16 at the time. 

According to Prosecutor Shill, Herlihy had supervised the juvenile female while she was a student at the school where he was a teacher. 

The investigation was conducted by the Delaware State Police, the FBI, and with the assistance of the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office.  

The multi-jurisdictional allegations and investigation led to Herlihy being charged with multiple acts of sexual assault that he committed against the juvenile victim while they were visiting Atlantic City together on or about June 1, 2016.