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Police: man sexually assaulted, gave alcohol to underage boys

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This article was updated at 6:15 p.m. to change an error in the first paragraph. Wiley is charged with sexually assaulting two boys, not three.

A Lancaster County pharmacist has been charged with sexually assaulting and giving alcohol to two underage boys between 1998 and 2013.

They were former employees at the pharmacy that Stephen W. Wiley, 60, of Lancaster owned. Charges have also been brought against Wiley in relation to two other victims he allegedly gave alcohol. 

Wiley has been charged with involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, unlawful contact with a minor, statutory sexual assault, four counts of corruption of minors, three counts of indecent assault.

The alleged victims were former employees at Wiley's Pharmacy, according to court documents. Wiley, who was the former president of the company, was placed on leave in December, when the company first found out about the allegations, said current president Richard Heilig. Heilig said he asked for and received Wiley's resignation on July 7.

One of the victims said he first met Wiley, at the age of 15, when he was soliciting donations for his cycling team. This victim, who will be referred to as Victim 1, said Wiley routinely took him out to eat and ordered him alcohol.

When he was 18, Victim 1 had become a personal trainer. He told police that Wiley found out and asked him to do individual workout sessions at his home. Victim 1 told police he asked Wiley if he would be wiling to contribute to his cycling team. Court documents state that Wiley handed him an envelope full of money and asked Victim 1 to spend time with him at his home.

During that time, Victim 1 said Wiley gave him alcohol, asked him to get in the hot tub and then sexually assaulted him. Wiley is charged with corruption of minors in relation to this victim.

Victim 2 worked at Wiley's pharmacy while he was in high school. The alleged victim told police that Wiley gave him and his friends alcohol when they spent time at his house.

He said that Wiley once asked someone else to leave the room so he could be alone with Victim 2. Victim 2 said Wiley then forced him to inappropriately touch Wiley. 

Wiley has been charged with corruption of minors, unlawful contact with a minor and indecent assault in relation to this victim.

Another alleged victim, who will be referred to as Victim 3, said he worked for Wiley starting in 1998, when he was 16, until he was 19-years-old. He said Wiley regularly had parties at his home and provided minors with alcohol.

The boy said Wiley once tried to kiss him but Victim 3 told Wiley that he was not gay and to not touch him, according to court documents. Wiley has been charged with corruption of minors in relation to this victim.

Victim 4, who is now 21-years-old, said Wiley began taking him out to eat and purchasing him alcohol, when he was 16-years-old, about six months after he was hired at the pharmacy.

The victim said Wiley later began taking him to a Lancaster condominium he owns where he provided him with alcohol, inappropriately touched him and forced him to touch himself. This occurred until the beginning of 2007.

After that, court documents state the Wiley started taking the victim to a property in the Poconos where the inappropriate behavior continued. The victim said there, the relationship progressed and involved oral sex.

Over the next few years, Wiley continued to take the victim out to eat, provide him with alcohol and sexually assault him, the victim told police. He also said Wiley later began taking him to his primary residence on the 1100 block of Hempfield Drive in Lancaster where he assaulted him in various locations and in the hot tup on the property.

Wiley was arraigned Wednesday morning and released on bail, which was set at $145,000 cash. Defendants are usually only required to post 5 to 10 percent of this amount.

He is also awaiting trial on charges that he purchased alcohol for, or induced a minor to purchase alcohol in 2007.

Wiley's preliminary hearing has been tentatively set for July 19. If found guilty of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, he faces a  mandatory ten year prison sentence.

District Attorney Craig Stedman believes that more potential victims could be out there.

"Cases like this, it's not atypical that, because of news coverage...it gets in the public arena that some other victims come forward," Stedman said.

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