Springfield man indicted, accused of touching teen boy


A Springfield man accused of inappropriately touching a 16-year-old when he thought the boy was asleep has been indicted in the Clark County Municipal Court.

Eric L. Kelly, 38, was indicted Monday on one count each of attempted gross sexual imposition, attempted sexual imposition and sexual imposition. He’s expected to be arraigned in Clark County Common Pleas Court this week.

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Police began their investigation in October when they were called to a home on Pine Street in Springfield to investigate a reported sexual assault, according to a police affidavit. The victim and another boy told police they were watching television on the couch when they heard Kelly enter the house.

The boys pretended to be asleep when Kelly walked into the room. The suspect then left the room but returned and then allegedly assaulted the teen, according to records.

According to the affidavit, Kelly said in a police interview that he went into the room to check and see if the teens wanted any of the food he brought home. He has denied touching the teen, police say.

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