Magnolia resident Woodrow Brown Jr. worked as a bus driver for Capital School District and was arrested Jan. 1 for sexual assault. After media accounts of his arrest, more have come forward.
A 32-year-old Magnolia man arrested Jan. 1 in connection with a sexual assault against a teen is facing more charges after two other alleged victims stepped forward with accusations.
Both victims contacted police after seeing media accounts of Woodrow W. Brown Jr.’s arrest, said Sgt. Joshua Bushweller, spokesman for the Delaware State Police.
The first alleged victim to speak out was a 17-year-old Camden boy who said Brown was a family friend who asked on numerous occasions to see his genitals, Bushweller said.
The teen also said Brown asked to touch him on 29 separate occasions and that he sometimes had to kick him to make him stop.
Another alleged victim to come forward is a 7-year-old Dover girl who came in contact with Brown while he drove her school bus in the Capital School District, Bushweller said.
The girl was interviewed at the Child Advocacy Center in Dover and told authorities Brown would give her candy and rub her shoulders when she was on the bus. This escalated to include other parts of her lower body as the girl would exit the bus, Bushweller said.
Brown was charged with 29 counts of third-degree attempted unlawful sexual contact, sexual harassment, first-degree unlawful sexual contact and first-degree attempted unlawful contact for the second incident.
He remains committed at the Vaughn Correctional Center in connection with the original charges stemming from an inappropriate incident with a 15-year-old Magnolia girl. Brown, a friend of the girl’s mother, was watching her while the mother went to the store. During this time, he allegedly showed the girl adult movies and took inappropriate photos of her which he sent to his friend’s cell phone. Brown then allegedly sexually assaulted the girl.
His original charges included unlawful dealing in material depicting a child engaging in a prohibited act, third-degree rape and other charges. His secured bond amount is $57,500.
Police feel Brown, who was widely known by his nicknames of “J.R.” and “Woody,” may be involved in additional incidents. Anyone who may have had such contact with him should call detectives at Troop 3 by calling 697-2104, ext. 307.
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