Ex-Police Chief Pleads Not Guilty To Indecent Exposure
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FULLERTON (CBS) — A retired Huntington Park police chief accused of leaving lewd photos of himself on hiking trails in Anaheim pleaded not guilty Monday to an indecent exposure charge.
Paul Lawrence Wadley, 56, of Anaheim, who is charged with a misdemeanor count of indecent exposure, also had his bail reduced from $25,000 to $15,000, defense attorney Al Fadel Amer said.
When Wadley, who was overseas, heard Anaheim investigators were looking for him last week, he headed back home, Amer said.
“He was in Kosovo when he heard about this case. The detective had contacted his family and spoke to his wife,” Amer said.
Wadley was working as a consultant with the European Union to help improve security for Kosovo’s police department, Amer said.
“He immediately quit his job to come back to deal with this case,” Amer said, adding his client arrived back in the country on Friday night.
His next court appearance is set for Jan. 25.
A woman called Anaheim police on Nov. 4 when she found a photograph of male genitalia on a running trail at Oak Canyon Road on the east side of the city, Anaheim police Sgt. Rick Martinez said.
The woman said she had seen similar photographs of both male and female genitalia on the trail before that, the sergeant said.
Another woman reported that a man exposed himself to her about 6 a.m. on Nov. 25, as she hiked near Toyon Park in Anaheim Hills, Martinez said. The man had his pants lowered to his knees, Martinez said.
Three women found photographs of male genitalia on the windshields of their cars about 6:15 a.m. on Nov. 29 in a parking lot at Toyon Park, Martinez said.
Wadley worked as a police officer with Huntington Park for 30 years, including four years as a civilian, Amer said.
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