ELYRIA — A Lorain man has been indicted on charges of burglary and public indecency for allegedly entering a home and exposing himself.
Edward Kozich II, 41, of Maine Avenue, was indicted on a felony charge of burglary and multiple misdemeanor charges of public indecency, according to a Lorain County grand jury indictment released this week.
In January, Kozich went to an Amherst home owned by his sister, saying she had given him permission to be there, Lorain County Prosecutor Dennis Will said.
“Apparently, whenever he gets drunk, he gets sexually frisky and goes around and makes a nuisance of himself,” Will said. “That’s what he was doing here.”
Kozich was at the home when three young women who were moving into the house arrived. The young women called the owner of the house, and she told them Kozich was not supposed to be there and told him to leave, which he did, according to Will.
Kozich, however, had a key to the house and returned a short time later. The young women told him they were calling the police. While two of them went to do that, the other young woman stayed in a room to watch Kozich.
“The next thing you know, he’s got his trousers down, exposing himself and is masturbating,” Will said. “They told him the cops are coming and you’re not going to stay here. Eventually, he got up and tried to flee. They chase him down the street, tackle him and hold him down until the cops got there.”
Kozich recently was released from prison after serving 10 months for attempted burglary and menacing by stalking, according to the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction.
Over the years he has been arrested on burglary, voyeurism, aggravated menacing, trespassing and other charges, according to the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office.