February 10, 2011 by staff
Mcall, A 43 year old man was charged Tuesday with Palmerton exposure to a young girl in a south Allentown Kmart and admitted to doing the same thing a hundred times in area stores, according to court documents.
Timothy James Shelly, 543 Mauch Chunk Road, was charged with indecent assault and indecent assault and was sent to Lehigh County Prison under and 25,000 in bail.
According to court documents:
Allentown police received a report of an Exhibit on September 11 at Kmart, 1502 S. Saint-fourth of the police spoke to a security guard who said a man was following a girl in the store and exposing himself to her and maybe she had touched.
A specialist in the interview with the child Lehigh County Child Advocacy Center interviewed the victim, a 10-year-old girl who said she was looking at birthday cards when she noticed a man standing beside her and expose him. The girl said she tried to get away from man, but he followed her and ran against her.
The girl said she ran to her mother and they said the store’s security.
Allentown Detective John Buckwalter Shelly interviewed last week. Shelly said he did not know the specifics on September 11 incident, but said he has committed similar acts in nearly 100 victims in area stores. Shelly said he goes to the store, finds a girl he loves and then exposed him. He said he sometimes brushes against them.
Shelly said Buckwalter is not he hit the victim on September 11, but said he probably did. He said he did the same thing in south Allentown Kmart a dozen times.
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