“The gentleman got out of his vehicle and walked over and hugged him,” Pacifico said, “and kind of gave him a bear hug and stopped the kid.”
Pacifico said the teen “was very scared“ and eventually was able to run away. Pacifico said a woman saw the boy running on Jackson Street and stepped in.
According to Warren County Court records, Steiner was convicted in 2007 for sexual imposition, a third-degree misdemeanor.
Anyone with information about possible other victims is urged to contact Franklin police detective David Hatfield at (937) 746-2882.