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Published: Tuesday, February 06, 2018 @ 1:17 PM
Updated: Tuesday, February 06, 2018 @ 2:23 PM
XENIA — A Xenia man is facing charges after he allegedly exposed himself to a 10-year-old girl and committed a sexual act with two dogs on the same day.
Kevin James Pettit, 59, was booked into the Greene County Jail Jan. 19 on charges of public indecency and violating Ohio’s law against bestiality by engaging in sexual conduct with an animal, according to court records.
RELATED: Ohio outlaws sex with animals
The incidents leading to the charges happened on Dec. 20, according to records.
The girl was walking home from the bus stop just before 4 p.m. when Pettit pulled his pants down and showed her his genitals as he stood near a red truck along a fence on South Galloway, according to a police report. The girl then went home and told her parents.
The girl’s parents also told officers that she walks home from the bus stop every day, and Pettit watches her, making her feel threatened, the report said.
Shortly after Pettit exposed himself to the girl, the suspect lured two dogs behind a garage along the same fence line and committed the sex act, according to the report. The suspect denied committing the act with the dogs, but their owners had taken photos of the incident during the act and gave them to police, the report said.
Pettit is due back in court on March 5 for his next hearing.
Until recently Ohio was one of the few states with no bestiality ban on the books. Lawmakers finally approved a bill banning sex with animals in December 2016.
Ohio’s law, which also bans selling animals for sex, took effect last March.
Ohio’s first case under that new law is in Cleveland, where Scott Turner 48, pleaded not guilty last week to a second-degree misdemeanor charge of having sexual contact with an animal. Turner is accused of having oral sex with a dog .
He faces a maximum sentence of 90 days in jail and a $750 fine.
Even with the law in place, animal welfare experts say it can be difficult to get convictions in these the cases.
“Just like children who can’t say what happened to (them), it makes it very difficult to investigate these cases,” said Mark Kumpf, director of the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center, in an earlier interview.
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Published: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 7:34 PM
Updated: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 8:17 PM
MONROE — UPDATE @8:20 p.m.
All lanes have reopened on southbound Interstate 75 in Monroe and the crash has been cleared.
A video sent to this newsroom showed a red SUV with heavy damage to the front.
Officials said injuries were reported, but the extent of injuries is unknown.
A crash on southbound I-75 in Monroe has slowed traffic.
The crash, involving a semi-tractor trailer and a SUV, was reported after 7 p.m. about a mile south of Ohio 63. Initial reports indicate several lanes are closed.
Injuries have been reported, but the extent of injuries is unknown at this time.
Published: Sunday, February 18, 2018 @ 12:56 AM
Updated: Sunday, February 18, 2018 @ 3:29 AM
— UPDATE @ 3:21 a.m.:
A man was arrested after crashing into a wall on Interstate 75 around 11:20 p.m. Saturday.
Derrick Woods, 33, of Columbus lost control of his truck when he took the southbound I-75 ramp from westbound I-70, according to Sgt. Robinson of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
Woods’ truck was struck by another vehicle after the initial crash, Sgt. Robinson said.
There were no injuries.
According to Sgt. Robinson, Woods was arrested for OVI charges and failure to control.
A crash was reported southbound Interstate 75 just before the Benchwood Road exit around 11:30 p.m. Saturday.
According to Ohio State Patrol, no one was injured.
One man was seen in the back of a police cruiser.
It is not known if any arrests have been made.
Published: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 3:21 PM
WARREN COUNTY — Two hikers, one of which was injured, have been located and rescued at Caesar Creek State Park in Warren County Saturday, according to dispatchers.
Emergency crews responded to the state park on reports of at least one injured hiker around 1:40 p.m., dispatchers told this news organization.
One hiker was found suffering from a hip injury. One, or both of the hikers were also showing signs of hypothermia, according to officials.
Rescue crews had to use a boat to get the injured hikers to safety. Around 3:15 p.m., scanner traffic from the scene indicated both hikers were off the boat and safely on land at one of the boat ramps with medics tending to them.
Additional details were not available.
Published: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 5:54 AM
Updated: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 10:11 PM
— QUICK-LOOK FORECAST
Tonight: Snow has moved out, but lingering moisture means we could see some drizzle or fog at times tonight, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar. Temperatures will continue to drop tonight and overnight, with lows eventually reaching the upper 20s. Due to the dropping temperatures, an isolated slick spot will be possible on the roads.
Sunday: Sunshine is expected with highs reaching the middle 40s.
Monday: Rain returns to the area, and overall it appears to be a rather soggy day. Highs will be in the middle 40s. Highs will climb to the lower 60s.
Tuesday: High temperatures will be near 70 degrees but we’ll have a chance for more rain. Rain and even a few storms will be possible in the evening through early Wednesday morning.
Wednesday: Rain to start the day but clouds will break into the afternoon. Given the amount of rain from Monday through Wednesday, flooding will be possible in some areas. Highs on Wednesday will reach the middle 50s.
Thursday: Mostly cloudy skies with highs expected in the middle to upper 40s.