Former Police Chief Suspected of Leaving Lewd Photos

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    An arrest warrant has been issued for a former Police Chief who is suspected of leaving lewd photos in public locations in east Anaheim.

    Detectives and Forensics personnel have identified retired Huntington Park Police Chief Paul Lawrence Wadley as a suspect who may have left a series of lewd photos found in public parks as well exposed himself to hikers, according to the Anaheim Police Department.

    Police first learned of the crimes on November 4, 2010 when a woman contacted Anaheim Police to report that she found a photograph of male genitalia on the ground near a running trail at Oak Canyon Road in east Anaheim.

    The woman reported that she had seen similar lewd photographs of both male and female genitalia on the trail on a few previous occasions while running.

    In November, a woman hiking near Toyon Park reported a male walked passed her and exposed his genitalia and buttocks.

    Later in November, a group women exercising in the same Park returned to their cars and found lewd photographs of male genitalia on the windshields of their cars. No suspect had been seen, and the photographs were turned over to Anaheim Police.

    Patrol officers have been keeping a keen eye in the area since these crimes began, and have found additional similar photographs near the trail on a few occasions in November.

    Charges have been filed but Wadley is believed to be out of the country at this time and has not yet been arrested .