By Calvin Palmer
Police in Ohio yesterday arrested a man wearing a green women’s one-piece swimming costume after several girls complained that he verbally harassed them and partially exposed himself.
Kevin L. Miller, 41, of Sugarcreek Township, in the Dayton area, today pleaded not guilty to five counts of public indecency and three counts of menacing.
Miller remains in Greene County Jail after Judge Michael Murry set bond at $10,000.
Xenia Prosecutor Ron Lewis said Miller swam into the Little Miami River chasing two women who were canoeing, and chased two juveniles who had visited an ice-cream shop.
Lewis said the public indecency charges came because Miller partially exposed himself to some people while wearing the women’s swimsuit.
The incidents occurred between June 2 and June 3, although Miller was seen in a swimsuit multiple times over the past week along Washington Mill Road and the adjacent Little Miami River, said Sugarcreek Police Sgt. Mark White.
“He said he just wanted to harass people to get a response because, to him, it was the thing to do,” White said. “But we don’t believe he was being honest about his motives.”
Lewis said two victims picked Miller out of a photo lineup, and White said police found a tent on Miller’s property that contained numerous swimsuits.