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Drunken Rampage at Pride Festival Nets Man Hate-Crime Charge

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Delaware police say Sean Wiley groped, punched, and shouted slurs at attendees.

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Sean Wiley, 31, is accused of going on a drunken rampage at this month's Delaware Pride Festival, and now he's facing multiple charges, including a hate crime, reports Philadelphia's ABC affiliate.

Wiley is accused by police of punching a 62-year-old man in the mouth. Authorities say Wiley, clearly intoxicated, also shouted slurs at festival attendees and groped a man's and a woman's "private body parts" at the August 11 Dover festival. Wiley is also accused of trying to punch a police officer, which finally resulted in his arrest.

Wiley now faces three counts of offensive touching and one count each of third-degree assault, menacing, disorderly conduct, public intoxication, third-degree trespassing, and resisting arrest, which is a felony. Because of the alleged slurs, the hate-crime charge was added.

Wiley turned himself in to Dover Police Thursday and is now out on bond.

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Neal Broverman is the Editorial Director, Print of Pride Media, publishers of The Advocate, Out, Out Traveler, and Plus, spending more than 20 years in journalism. He indulges his interest in transportation and urban planning with regular contributions to Los Angeles magazine, and his work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times and USA Today. He lives in the City of Angels with his husband, children, and their chiweenie.
Neal Broverman is the Editorial Director, Print of Pride Media, publishers of The Advocate, Out, Out Traveler, and Plus, spending more than 20 years in journalism. He indulges his interest in transportation and urban planning with regular contributions to Los Angeles magazine, and his work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times and USA Today. He lives in the City of Angels with his husband, children, and their chiweenie.