Minster man arrested for exposing himself to children in St. Marys parks


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ST. MARYS — The St. Marys Police Department arrested Chad A. Ralston, 39, of 95 N. Main St., Minster for exposing himself to children in two St. Marys public parks.

According to a press release, at approximately 1:30 p.m. Friday, the police department received a call of a male subject who had exposed himself to children in the Armstrong Park area of St. Marys. This was followed by a second call reporting a male subject exposed himself to children at the Kiwanis Park, located on Beech Street in St. Marys. That report alleged the male was attempting to entice the children with fidget spinners and, when they approached, he exposed himself to them.

Officers searched the area and shared a description of Ralston and his vehicle with local law enforcement agencies and on social media. The description led to information provided by the Minster Police Department that led to Ralston’s arrest.

Ralston has been incarcerated in the Auglaize County Jail for importuning, a third-degree felony, and public indecency, a first-degree misdemeanor.

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