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Oswego Town Man Charged With Sexual Abuse

OSWEGO, NY – On April 9, at approximately 2:03 p.m., an employee of a local business reported to Oswego Police that a customer had exposed himself to her while inside the business.

Anthony L. Vidal
Anthony L. Vidal

The victim stated that the man had removed his clothing, in order to display and flex his muscles for her, during which he ultimately removed his underwear and exposed his penis.

The victim further stated to police that the man had grabbed her hands and placed them on his buttocks, and flexed them stating that he wanted to show her how tight they were.

The victim pulled her hands away, at which time the man turned around and again grabbed her hands and placed them on his chest.

Upon other customers entering the business, the man left.

The Oswego City Police Department Criminal Investigations Division conducted an investigation which led to the identification of the suspect as 33-year-old Anthony L. Vidal, of 352 Tug Hill Road, Oswego.

On Wednesday, Vidal was arrested and charged with one of count of first-degree sexual abuse: forcible compulsion, a class D felony.

He was arraigned in Oswego City Court and subsequently remanded to the Oswego County Correctional Facility in lieu of $2,500 cash bail or $5,000 bail bond.

The suspect is a NYS Parks Police Officer.

Oswego Police have referred it to their Internal Affairs Bureau, and this is a personnel matter for them.

He is to appear in court on April 26.

As always, Oswego Police are asking anyone with information regarding this or any other suspicious or illegal activity to contact them at 315-342-8130.

Individuals wishing to remain anonymous may also contact the Oswego City Police Department’s tip-line at 315-342-8131, or email [email protected]