By Sharon Stone
Wade Dilley charged with second-degree CSC involving victim under the age of 13
Wade Dilley, 37, of Fenton is facing five counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct (CSC) for alleged offenses involving a victim under the age of 13 in Fenton City and Mundy Township. The two police departments conducted a joint investigation since the complaints involved both jurisdictions.
If Dilley is found guilty as charged, he faces up to 15 years in prison for each felony. Fenton Police Chief Rick Aro said the statute calls for a minimum of five years on each count. Sentences could be done concurrently.
Dilley is a former Linden police officer. Linden Police Chief Scott Sutter, who has been with the department since December 2010, said Dilley, was employed with the Linden Police Department from 2002 to Feb. 24, 2011, when he resigned.
The three counts of second-degree CSC involving a victim under the age of 13, out of Mundy Township, stemmed from alleged incidents in 2009. Arrest warrants were authorized on Jan. 20 and Dilley was arraigned in district court on Jan. 25. On Tuesday, March 20, those cases were bound over to Genesee County Circuit Court.
With the complaints filed with Fenton police, Dilley was initially arraigned on one count of first-degree CSC and one count of second-degree CSC in January, stemming from alleged offenses in April 2011. On Tuesday, March 20, those counts were amended to two counts of second-degree CSC and the cases were bound over to circuit court.
Aro said first-degree CSC involves penetration while second-degree CSC involves touching.
Dilley is out on personal bond as he awaits an April 2 arraignment on all charges in circuit court.