Incident #: 50-14-6281 Date/Time: Sunday, March 16, 2014 12:00am
Location: Comfort Suites, 1654 North DuPont Highway, Dover, DE
On Sunday, March 16th at approximately midnight, officers from the Dover Police Department responded to a 9-1-1 call at the Comfort Suites, located at 1654 North DuPont Highway, Dover. Upon arrival, the officers contacted a female victim who advised she was staying at the hotel and was forced to have sexual encounters with Karl P. Hoennicke on two occasions in the hotel room where they were staying at. According to the victim, the suspect threatened her with her life while physically forcing the woman to have sexual encounters with the suspect. The victim was evaluated and treated for minor injuries at Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital shortly after the incident. Hoennicke was later taken into custody and charged with 2 counts of 2nd Degree Rape. Karl Hoennicke is currently being held on $40,000 secured bond at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center. The suspect is originally from the Kent County area. The investigation is still ongoing at this time.