Police: Man Sexually Grabbed Teen Employee At UDF Store

Harrison Police have identified the suspect accused of grabbing a 16-year-old female at a UDF convenience store.

The suspect captured on security footage at the Harrison UDF. Photo via Harrison Police Dept.

Correction: This story previously stated incorrectly that the suspect had been arrested. The below story reflects the correct information.

(Harrison, Oh.) – An arrest warrant has been ordered after a man sexually grabbed a teenage employee at the United Dairy Farmers store in Harrison.

Harrison Police Lt. Joe Ramsey says the department responded to the UDF on the 600 block of South State Street on Saturday, March 9 for a reported sex offense.

An unidentified man had allegedly grabbed a sixteen-year-old female employee of the store. The suspect left the business before officers arrived.

The Harrison Police Department announced Tuesday that the suspect has been identified as Thomas Meranda, 74, of Lawrenceburg.

An arrest warrant has been issued against Meranda for one count of sexual imposition.

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