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December 30, 2014 permalink
Delaware social worker Gregory J Bunkley has been suspended after demanding sex from a mother as a condition of letting her keep her children.
Caseworker arrested for sexual extortion
A case worker with the state Division of Family Services surrendered to Harrington police on charges he used his position to coerce a client to engage in sex, police said.
Gregory J. Bunkley, 52, of Dover, was charged with felony sexual extortion and official misconduct, a misdemeanor, Sgt. Adam Gillespie said.
In August, a woman came forward and reported that she was “intimidated and coerced into performing sexual acts” on Bunkley.
The woman told police that she feared that if she did not cooperate, Bunkley would use his authority with Family Services to take her children away from her, Gillespie said.
The five month investigation resulted in a warrant being issued for Bunkley’s arrest.
He surrendered to police Tuesday.
According to Family Services spokesman Joseph Smack, Bunkley was suspended Tuesday without pay. He had been employed by the state agency since 2005.
The investigation is continuing, Gillespie said.
Bunkley was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution after failing to post $7,000 secured bail.
Anyone with further information about Bunkley is asked to call Sgt. Adam Gillespie at (302) 398-4493 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.
Source: News Journal