34-year-old Daniel Simmons, the Deputy Attorney General of Delaware’s Department of Justice, has been accused of raping a 16-year-old boy he met on Grindr, CSN Philly reports.
Simmons (pictured) first met the boy back in March. He was arrested last Friday, after a month-long investigation, and charged with four counts of rape in the fourth degree.
On Monday, State Prosecutor Kathleen Jennings announced that Simmons had officially resigned from his position with the Department of Justice, where he had been employed as a prosecutor since 2006.
“The Department of Justice today secured Daniel Simmons’ immediate resignation,” Jennings said in a released statement. “We are deeply disturbed by the conduct alleged in this case. We are most concerned for the welfare of the victim. This case will be vigorously pursued to justice. Ethically we are prohibited from saying more.”
Investigators believe more victims may soon come forward.
This is just the latest in a string of alleged sexual assaults connected to dating apps. Last month, a 34-year-old Canadian man said he was sexually assaulted and robbed by a man he met on Grindr. And earlier this year, adult film actor Mike Dozer was accused on raping a 14-year-old boy he met on Jack’D.