Goshen Police: Man provided juveniles with marijuana, exposed himself

Martin Meyer. Provided by Goshen Township Police
Martin Meyer. Provided by Goshen Township Police

GOSHEN TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) - By: Katharine Wiley

Goshen Township Police arrested a Goshen man on Friday, alleging that he exposed himself to children and purchased marijuana for teens.

Police charged Martin Meyer, 55, with one count of corrupting another and two counts of public indecency.

Police said one of Meyer's neighbors at his mobile home park called officers to report suspicious behavior involving Meyer and a teenage girl walking into the woods together. While the two could not be located in the woods, police began investigating Meyer.

The investigation determined that during the last eight months, Meyer often ventured into the woods to smoke marijuana with teenagers. In addition, Meyer paid the teenagers to retrieve marijuana for him. Six teens have been identified so far, ages 13-16.

Police said that Meyer additionally invited children, ages 6-12, into his home where  he exposed himself and masturbated in front of them. Police also found through talking with children of the mobile home park that Meyer was known as "the Candyman." He was coined the name because he consistently provided the children of the neighborhood with candy, police said.

Meyer was convicted in 1987 for gross sexual imposition.  He is not a registered sex offender, as his conviction came prior to the law changes that created the sex offender database.

Police are still investigating and additional charges are pending. Police said that there are likely other victims in this case and are requesting that parents in the park speak with their children and determine if their child is a victim or a witness.

The public is asked contact Sgt..  Ron Robinson either by phone at 513-257-3682 or by email at ron.robinson@goshen-oh.gov.

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