Retired Police Chief Pleads Not Guilty to Lewd Conduct Charge

The former chief is accused of leaving lewd photos of himself on car windshields and exposing himself to a jogger

A retired Southern California police chief pleaded not guilty to a lewd conduct charge alleging he left photographs of his genitals on car windshields in a park and exposed himself to a jogger.

Paul Lawrence Wadley, the 56-year-old former chief of the Huntington Park Police Department, turned himself in Monday and entered a not guilty plea to the misdemeanor charge. He was released on $15,000 bond.

Anaheim police investigators said women found lewd photos on a running trail and on cars and notified police in early November. Another woman reported that a man exposed himself as he walked past her on a hiking trail near Toyon Park.

Sgt. Rick Martinez said Wadley's fingerprint was lifted from one of the photos.

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