Delaware man accused of lewd acts near UD campus

 Newark Police identified Donald Maxwell as a suspect in an indecent exposure case at the University of Delaware by using surveillance cameras to connect his car to the scene. (photo courtesy Newark Police)

Newark Police identified Donald Maxwell as a suspect in an indecent exposure case at the University of Delaware by using surveillance cameras to connect his car to the scene. (photo courtesy Newark Police)

Newark Police say 62-year-old Donald Maxwell of Millsboro is accused of exposing himself to University of Delaware students.

Police say a 20-year-old female UD student spotted a naked man standing on the sidewalk on Haines St. just after midnight Wednesday morning. They say he was committing a lewd act while standing on the sidewalk adjacent to UD’s campus. Police say the student ran and was not followed.

 

Less than half an hour later, two female students told police they say a man who was only wearing a sweatshirt and exposing himself and committing a lewd act. They left the scene and called police.

After reviewing surveillance camera footage in the area they identified the suspect and his vehicle, a 2011 Dodge Charger with distinct markings on the side.

Delaware State Police arrested the owner of that vehicle, 62-year-old Donald Maxwell in Georgetown on Wednesday. He’s facing charges including three counts of lewdness, indecent exposure and criminal trespass. Maxwell has been released on $4,600 unsecured bond and has been ordered to have no contact with the city of Newark.

The University of Delaware offers support to anyone member of the campus community who experiences sexual assault, harassment or stalking. The school’s Sexual Offense Support program works as an advocate for victims and also provides crisis support.

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