Man accused of sexually assaulting woman in Kettering shopping mall bathroom

Derek McGrew

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Derek McGrew

A 28-year-old Moraine man is accused of sexually assaulting a woman earlier this month inside the women’s restroom at the Town & Country Shopping Center in Kettering.

Derek James McGrew was arraigned Thursday in Kettering Municipal Court for gross sexual imposition and abduction, both felony charges.

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McGrew is accused of exposing himself to a woman around 9:30 p.m. Monday inside a restroom on the east side of the shopping center at 300 E. Stroop Road after he was told multiple times to stop, according to an affidavit.

He reportedly tried to take the woman’s pants off, fondled her and pulled her hair before she was able to break free and report it to security, the affidavit stated.

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McGrew also appeared in court for misdemeanor voyeurism and public indecency charges from 2021 in Moraine and a public indecency charge from this year as well, court records show.

McGrew is held on $250,000 bond in the Montgomery County Jail.

He is scheduled to appear Feb. 21 for a preliminary hearing.

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