Court docs: Sex offender admits to kissing 9-year-old boy in Wendy's bathroom

Court docs: Sex offender admits to kissing 9-year-old boy in Wendy's bathroom

SPRINGDALE, OH (FOX19) - A registered sex offender is under arrest after police say he admits to kissing a 9-year-old boy in the bathroom of a Wendy's fast food restaurant.

This is the second time Douglas Strohofer has been accused of sex crimes involving young children, court records show.

The 37-year-old Springdale man was taken into custody Wednesday, five days after the boy's mother reported the alleged incident to authorities.

She called 911 on Friday from the Wendy's on Northland Boulevard after her son emerged from the bathroom and told her a man kissed him while he was inside, court records show.

Strohofer walked into the men's restroom and saw the school-aged boy near the sink about 6 p.m., according to police.

"Stohofer admitted that he was not thinking and kissed the 9 y/o male o the lips,"  an officer wrote in an affidavit filed in Hamilton County Municipal Court.

The child left the bathroom and told his mother.

Strohofer was booked into the county jail on a gross sexual imposition charge shortly after 5 p.m. Wednesday and held overnight without bond.

He is scheduled to face a Hamilton County Municipal Court judge Thursday.

Strohofer was declared a Tier I Sex Offender in 2014. He pleaded guilty to a reduced misdemeanor charge of sexual imposition after he was indicted for gross sexual imposition, court records show.

He was accused of purposely having sexual contact with a child under the age of 13, his indictment states.

In addition to the sex offender designation, Strohofer was put on community control for three years, referred to sex offender treatment and ordered to pay court costs.

A Tier 1 sex offender is the lowest level of sex offender designations. Offenses ranging from voyeurism, sexual imposition, pandering obscenity, menacing by stalking with sexual motivation and importuning. Tier 1 offenders must register their address every year for 15 years.

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