Underwear Researcher Faces 19 Indictments

CINCINNATI (AP) — A man accused of conning parents into allowing him to be alone with their children to conduct a “marketing survey” of underwear was indicted Monday on 19 criminal counts involving 11 minors.
Ben Hawkins, 44, of suburban Cincinnati was indicted on charges including kidnapping, gross sexual imposition and attempted gross sexual imposition.
He contacted parents by taking out ads in an alternative newspaper and online and by responding to ads for in-home child care, investigators said.
He would meet the families at public places such as schools and hospitals or at the children’s homes, then he would tell parents he needed to be alone with the children for research, prosecutors said.
Police said Hawkins told the children he wanted to measure their underwear and then touched them sexually.
The scam was perpetrated on boys and girls between the ages of 9 and 16 over a five-month period starting in March, prosecutors said.
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Man, that is just some freaky shit…

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  • Man, maybe it’s just me, but WHO IN THE HELL LEAVES THEIR CHILD ALONE WITH A COMPLETE STRANGER!!!!!! What kind of complete imbecility does it take to even begin to think that’s a good idea???
    Poor kids, stupid-ass parents!

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  • It never ceases to amaze me what people will do.
    If people had to pay as much and go through as many classes to HAVE kids as they do to adopt them perhaps some of the dumbasses would quit reproducing.

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