A 16-year-old girl was attending an online class when her stepfather sexually assaulted her on camera, according to Ohio police.
A teenage social studies teacher at the Ohio Virtual Academy and 39 classmates saw a man approach her from behind, according to a Berea police report.
A 52-year-old man was seen groping his daughter-in-law wearing only underwear around 10:40 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 28, police said.
” teacher watching this indecent act We reached out to our department … we learned that a student was participating online here at home in Berea and let us know what she had seen,” said Lt. Tom Walker on WOIO told to
She also went through student files and learned that the girl’s stepfather was a registered sex offender. .
Officers were able to review the video footage and said authorities had received an arrest warrant for the man.
McClatchy News has not named the stepfather to protect the teenage girl’s identity.
Police said school officials informed the girl’s mother of the incident and that she “acted angrily denying what had happened before hanging up the phone.”
According to WOIO, the man pleaded not guilty to sexual coercion and paid a bond of $50,000.
“The Ohio Virtual Academy (OHVA) is aware of last week’s unfortunate incident, has reached out to parents immediately, and continues to work closely with appropriate authorities,” school principal Kristin Stewart told McClatchy News. said in a statement. “OHVA takes its obligations as a mandatory reporter seriously. Through our partnership with Syntero, we continue to provide access to licensed school counselors and the use of external clinical staff.”