DELAWARE: Del. woman
charged with raping teen in
Associated Press • March 5, 2010
NEW CASTLE — Police have charged a Newark
woman with raping a boy who was a member of her
church youth choir.
Thirty-year-old Zipporah Holland-Samuels was
arrested Thursday and taken into custody after
failing to post $55,000 secured bail. She is charged
with nine counts of fourth-degree rape and one
count of second-degree rape.
Authorities said Holland-Samuels is a member of the
adult choir at her church who began a sexual
relationship with the boy in January after
volunteering to assist with the youth choir.
Investigators said the victim, who was 15 when he
met Holland-Samuels but has since turned 16,
would go to her home to have sex instead of going
to choir practice.