Ohio Man Arrested After He Allegedly Performed Sex Act While Watching High School Cross-Country Team On Run: Cops

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Source: Plain City Police Department; UNSPLASH

Dec. 16 2022, Published 3:16 p.m. ET

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An Ohio man wound up behind bars after he was caught allegedly pleasuring himself in front of several girls who were part of a high school cross-country team, authorities said.

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Jacob D. Zornes, 29, faces a charge of public indecency in connection with the alleged Dec. 9 incident in Plain City, WSYX reported.

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According to the station, some of the high school team’s girls were out on a practice run when Zornes allegedly passed by them several times in a white van, which he then parked alongside the road.


As the girls passed the vehicle, they allegedly witnessed the suspect masturbating, according to police.

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The girls were then able to provide officers with descriptions of both Zornes and his van, police said, noting security cameras in the area helped them identify and track down Zornes and the vehicle.

Police took Zornes into custody on Dec. 14.


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