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Ex-police chief in OC court, pleads not guilty

December 20, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
Former Huntington Park Police Chief Paul Wadley made his first court appearance in Fullerton on Monday morning.Wadley, 56, said nothing as he walked into the courthouse with his wife and daughter by his side. He pleaded not guilty to indecent exposure and lewd conduct.

Wadley was out of the country in Kosovo last week when Anaheim police issued a warrant for his arrest. He's accused of indecent exposure and leaving pornographic photos of himself on the windshields of women's cars in a park and along running trails in Anaheim Hills, less than half a mile from his home.

Wadley retired in June after 30 years with the Huntington Park Police Department.

Defense attorney Al Amer said Wadley was working as a consultant for the European Union on security issues with the Kosovo Police Department. He said the former police chief returned to the country on his own accord Friday, giving up his job to deal with the charges, and he is not a flight risk.

Wadley's accused of exposing himself to someone on the trails. A protective order was issued so he cannot have contact with the victim.

Wadley had to surrender his passport and firearms to authorities. His bail was set at $15,000.

He's due back in court next month.


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