As many of you already know an anonymous letter was delivered to every member of the Delaware House of Representatives in which serious criminal allegations were made against an elected official from Sussex County.
I have waited to address this letter out of caution, both for the privacy of those involved and for the protection of this site and myself against adding to what no doubt will be a sensational news story.
It is now been made public knowledge, what many already knew about the anonymous letter. The elected official is Sussex County Councilman, Vance Phillips, the allegations within the letter are that during the 2010 campaign for Glen Urquhart, on which Mr. Phillips was the campaign adviser, Mr. Phillips had an ongoing relationship with a then under age 17-year-old girl.
The letter states that there were witnesses to inappropriate touching and behaviour between Mr. Phillips and the girl at the Apple Scrapple Festival in Bridgeville in 2010.
The letter also states that when Mr. Phillips’ wife discovered the relationship she immediately “kicked” Mr. Phillips out of their house.
It has also become public knowledge that Mr. Phillips has retained legal council from one Joe Hurley, this may be due to the fact that the attorney General has now become involved with the ongoing investigation by the Delaware State Police into the validity of the letter’s charges.
Since this is an ongoing investigation, and since the letter was sent by an anonymous person, or persons, I will take great care in what I have to say on the matter at this time. I know that many of you have knowledge of exactly what was in the letter, including the name of the girl. I will ask you to please refrain from using her name as I will edited it out. This matter is not about her, it is about whether Vance Phillips entered into what is an illegal act, but also what is a completely un-acceptable relationship, at least in the view of a father, of a daughter.
To me it wouldn’t matter if the girl was 18 years old when this alleged relationship took place, The age difference aside, Mr. Phillips was married. If these allegations prove to be true, then it is the end of his political career in my opinion. Unfortunately, even if they are proven to be untrue, it is most likely the end of his political career. More importantly, these allegations be they true or not, will upset and possibly ruin the lives of many people involved.
One does have to wonder why it has taken two years for this to come to this point. It would also be helpful to know the identity of the person or persons who sent the letter. The timing is interesting you would have to admit. I’ll let you all draw your own conclusions on that matter.
I am sure that the DSP are working to identify the sender for several reasons. One to help determine the validity of the allegations, two to determine when the sender learned of the alleged behaviour as they may be held legally responsible for not reporting it sooner, which might explain the letter being anonymous, and three to identify the sender so that if the allegations prove untrue, to press charges for false reporting of a crime.
Let me again remind all who wish to comment on this, this is the real lives of people, not some soap opera. Please do not use the girl’s name or reveal her identity in any way. The issue is not her, it is whether Mr. Phillips lost his mind, it is also about who knew what and when.