Springboro man sentenced for indecency in Dorothy Lane Market parking lot

Stephen Hecker Jr. was sentenced Thursday for public indecency in Warren County.

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Stephen Hecker Jr. was sentenced Thursday for public indecency in Warren County.

Stephen Hecker Jr. of Springboro pleaded guilty to public indecency Thursday and was fined $500 and order to serve three days in jail on charges he was seen performing a sex act on himself in a store parking lot.

A 13-year-old girl reported she saw Hecker, now 44, in a car outside the Dorothy Lane supermarket in Springboro.

Hecker was arrested on March 26 after the girl told her mother what she had seen and shared with police a photograph of his license plate, according to police.

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On Thursday, Warren County Judge Gary Loxley gave Hecker a 90-day jail sentence but suspended 84 days and gave him credit for one day served.

Hecker was also placed on probation for one year and required to complete a mental health assessment and sex offender class.

The jail time is to be scheduled with the probation department.

Loxley dismissed a charge of disseminating harmful materials to juveniles.

Hecker’s lawyer declined comment Thursday.

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