Palmerton, PA — Timothy Shelly, a registered sex offender, pleaded guilty in court Thursday to four counts of indecent exposure. The man obviously can’t keep it in his pants – police say has admitted to exposing himself nearly 100 times in area stores.
On September 11, police received a report of a man exposing himself at a K-Mart store. The store security guard told police the man had followed a young girl though the store, exposed himself to her and may have touched her.
When the 10-year-old victim was interviewed, she told police she was looking at birthday cards when the man approached her with his package out. The girl said she tried to move away from him, but he followed her and bumped against her. She ran to her mother and security was alerted.
Shelly reportedly told police he goes to a store such as K-Mart or Target, finds a girl he likes and exposes himself. He said he sometimes brushes against ‘em. He didn’t remember if he actually touched the 10-year-old, but said he probably did. After all, he’s done it dozens of times in dozens of stores.
Shelly was also accused of committing a similar act in a Target store in late January, and again just three weeks after that. And in one of what must be dozens of incidents, Shelly took it one step further and masturbated in front of a woman at a K-Mart store in a different county.
44-year-old Shelly was ordered to register as a sex offender back in 2003 after an attempted indecent assault conviction. This guy’s skeeviness knows no bounds.
He’s being held on $45,000 bail and is scheduled to be sentenced later this month. If convicted on all charges, he faces a maximum sentence of 14 years in prison. At least there he’ll have a willing audience…Tags: Indecent Exposure, Sex Offender, Timothy Shelly