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Raleigh man charged with soliciting, indecent liberties with a child

Posted December 18, 2014

Richard Wiley

— Raleigh police arrested a 47-year-old man Wednesday and charged him with soliciting a child by computer and indecent liberties with a child, both of which are felonies.

Richard Michael Wiley, of 3201 Byers Drive, is accused of using a computer to try to meet and have sex with a child younger than 16 years old, according to the arrest warrant.

Wiley "did commit and attempt to commit a lewd and lascivious act upon the body of (a minor)" from May 11 to Nov. 23, according to the arrest warrant.

His bond was set at $200,000, and he was scheduled to appear in court Thursday morning. No other information was released.


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  • SAY 'WHAT" ONE MORE TIME! Dec 18, 2014

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    Nope. It would be unconstitutional to deny them a trial but if investigators have gathered enough evidence to accuse it's perfectly legal to hold them without bond until trial

  • Pepe Silvia Dec 18, 2014

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    No, if someone is considered a flight risk or a danger to the community they can be held without bond until the trial.

  • Marciana Paul Dec 18, 2014
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  • Alexia Proper Dec 18, 2014
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    Isn't it a constitutional violation to hold somebody without bond? I understand it's done, but it seems to reinforce this notion of guilty until proven innocent.

  • SAY 'WHAT" ONE MORE TIME! Dec 18, 2014

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    Two thngs, bond isn't a punishment for an alleged crime. It is intended to ensure a court appearance. Second, the woman that is accused of accessory after the fact is the one with the 50k bond. Yosemite Sam is being held w/o bond

  • PackDaddy Dec 18, 2014

    STYMIEINDURHAM : The shooter in the other case is being held without bond. The accomplice after the fact is being held on $50k bond.

  • stymieindurham Dec 18, 2014

    Wait a minute, something is not right here. This guy "attempts" to commit a crime. He never gets any further than his keyboard yet he get's a $200,000 bond!!!! While the murderer in another WRAL story intentionally shoots into an occupied vehicle and murders an occupant only gets a $50,000 bond. I think this is racially biased!!! (wink-wink)