Dover Airman Arrested for Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child

Delaware State Police arrested 20-year-old Amir Hughes of Dover, Delaware on rape charges resulting from the continuous sexual abuse of a child.

In April 2024, Delaware State Police Detectives began investigating a sexual relationship between Amir Hughes, an airman stationed at Dover Air Force Base, and a 14-year-old girl. During the investigation, detectives learned that Hughes was involved in an on-going sexual relationship with the juvenile.

On 5/30/24, Hughes was arrested and taken to Troop 3, where he was charged with the crimes listed below, arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 2, and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on a $600,000 cash bond.


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  • Rape 2nd Degree (Felony) – 10 counts

Due to the sensitive nature of the incident only limited information is being released.

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of a crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and need assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit / Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll-free hotline at 1-800-VICTIM-1 (1-800-842-8461). You may also email the Victim Services Unit at


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