67-year-old charged with indecent exposure

October 4, 2009 5:38:21 PM PDT
New Castle County Police have arrested Samuel J. Riley, a resident of the ChristianaVillage Apartments in Bear, Delaware. He has been charged with multiple counts of indecent exposure in what has been described as repeated indecent conduct that has occurred several times in the apartment complex. Investigators have discovered a number of incidents that have gone unreported and believe other victims are likely.

On Saturday, County Police responded to a home in the 2000 block of the Christiana Village Apartments for a report of a male subject who was reportedly exposing himself to passing residents. When the officers arrived, they contacted the victim who reported the incident. Based on the reports, police conducted an undercover assignment on Saturday and today, but no indecent conduct was observed.

Police, however, contacted several neighbors who reported seeing Samuel J. Riley standing by his rear sliding door exposing himself on a number of occasions over the past week. On at least one occasion, a fed up and distraught neighbor videotaped Riley's actions.

As a result of this investigation, Riley has been linked to at least four victims. Riley was arrested this afternoon at his home and charged with four counts of indecent exposure. He is currently at police headquarters awaiting an arraignment.

To report further incidents, please contact the non-emergency line at 573-2800.


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