LAPD officer pleads not guilty to indecent exposure, lewd conduct

The Bolsa Chica wetlands area is seen in this undated file photo.

An LAPD officer accused of exposing himself to several women and a 12-year-old girl in Huntington Beach has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Ryan Galliher, 33, was arrested on Nov. 4 and charged with attempting to commit a lewd act with a 12-year-old girl; one felony count of contacting a minor with the intent to commit a lewd act; five misdemeanor counts of indecent exposure; and one misdemeanor count of engaging in lewd conduct.

Two of the victims were jogging or walking near the Bolsa Chica wetlands area in October when Galliher allegedly stood naked, whistled at the victims and exposed himself.

The Orange County District Attorney's Office alleges Galliher also approached a 12-year-old girl near the same area in February, exposed his penis to her and asked her to touch it.

Galliher, who resides in Huntington Beach, was immediately placed on administrative leave by the LAPD. He was an officer with the LAPD Southwest Station at the time of the crimes, according to the OCDA's Office.

He is free on $100,000 bail and is due back in court on Feb. 10.

If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of four years in state prison and mandatory lifetime sex offender registration.

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