Former Marlboro Mayor Matthew V. Scannapieco admitted to Delaware authorities that he had an ongoing sexual relationship with an underage female relative between 2006 and 2008, according to a report on app.com.
Scannapieco was free, pending sentencing on federal corruption and tax evasion charges, when he had sexual contact 50-60 times with the girl, according to the timeline in the app report. He was cooperating with federal authorities on other corruption cases from 2005 when he pleaded guilty to accepting $245,000 in bribes for planning board approvals in Marlboro where he served as mayor from 1992 through 2003. He was sentenced to 21 months in federal prison in 2008 and was released in 2010.
The former mayor, 71, is now likely to spend the rest of his life in Delaware State Prison. He faces 2 to 25 years on charges of continuous sexual contact, 15 years to life for first degree rape and up to three years for unlawful sexual contact. He is in custody in Delaware on $238,000 bail and will be sentenced on September 4.