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Man accused of appearing nearly nude outside Kent State sorority houses arraigned in court

Posted: 3:47 PM, Oct 15, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-15 16:00:03-04
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KENT, Ohio — A man who was arrested in connection with a string of prowling incidents at sorority houses on Kent State University's campus was arraigned in court Tuesday.

Steven Franzrebl, 43, of North Royalton, pleaded not guilty to menacing by stalking in Ravenna Municipal Court, court officials said. Franzrebl’s bond was set at $50,000.

Franzrebl was arrested on Friday, Oct. 11 after police received multiple reports of a man approaching a Kent State University sorority house nude or mostly nude on multiple occasions.

The first incident occurred on Aug. 22 around 2:30 a.m. when Franzreb was seen on surveillance video completely nude on the front porch of the Alpha Phi sorority house. He was holding a cell phone and appeared to be recording on it, police said.

During that first incident, Franzreb was covered in writing including “LOSER” written across his forehead and “Laugh at me” written across his chest, according to police.

He was spotted approaching the sorority house again on Sept. 23, police said.

Kent police and U.S. Marshals arrested Franzreb in Broadview Heights around 10:30 p.m. Friday night.

Franzreb was being held without bail and remained in custody over the weekend, according to police.

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