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Oswego Man Jailed for Stalking Now Facing Sexual Abuse Charges

Aug 18, 2016 05:15AM ● Published by Steven Jack

An Oswego man arrested earlier this month in Naperville on stalking charges is facing new charges stemming from a sexual abuse allegation that occurred at the Oswego Meijer store earlier this summer.

According to Oswego Police spokeswoman Cathy Nevara, Matthew Barkley, 50, of the 4600 block of McLaren Drive, allegedly exposed himself to and attempted to touch an 11-year-old girl June 3 at the Meijer store. Barkley was employed at the store at the time, Nevara said. 

The incident occurred at about 6:30 p.m. June 3 when the child was shopping with her mother, Nevara said. Oswego Police investigated the incident with the help of the Naperville Police Department and the LaSalle County Sheriff's Office. 

Barkley was interviewed by Oswego Police while in custody in the Will County Jail on charges that he stalked a local teen. He had been arrested Aug. 1 near Nequa Valley High School. 

Barkley was charged Wednesday in Kendall County court for the June incident. He is facing one felony count of attempted aggravated criminal sexual abuse, one count of felony aggravated criminal sexual abuse and a misdemeanor count of public indecency. 

Bond was set at $100,000, and Barkley remains in custody in the Will County Jail. 


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