'Underwear Inspector' strikes plea deal

Ben Hawkins
Ben Hawkins

Posted by Trina Kinstler - email

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - The man accused of posing as an underwear inspector to get close to kids has struck a plea deal.

Ben Hawkins, 44, pled guilty Wednesday to 12 of the 19 counts of kidnapping and gross sexual imposition.

Prosecutors say he met with children and their parents claiming he needed to take measurements, then took the kids into another room, where he abused them.

He will be sentenced on Jan. 29.