Man accused of pulling down women’s pants at Kent State sentenced, pre-trial hearing set for alleged sorority stalker

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The man accused of pulling down two different women’s pants on Kent State’s campus last fall was sentenced to one year in the Portage County Jail Thursday. 

Christopher Eugene Clark pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated assault, a felony of the fourth degree, and obstructing official business, a misdemeanor of the second degree, according to court records from the Portage County Clerk of Courts. 

Clark was accused of assaulting a woman on the fitness track outside of DeWeese Health Center on Oct. 1, 2019 and was later arrested that same day for the incident. According to an email sent by Kent State’s alert system on Oct. 1, the woman at the track fell and had minor injuries including scrapes and abrasions. 

He was also charged for assaulting another woman in front of Eastway Center in September of the same year. 

Clark was originally charged with two counts of gross sexual imposition, a felony of the fourth degree, obstructing official business, a misdemeanor of the second degree, and assault, a misdemeanor of the first degree. 

According to court records, Clark will serve four years of probation under the Trumbull County Adult Probation Program after his sentence, has to complete a mental health evaluation and must pay over $500 in court fees and fines. 

Clark is also considered a persona non grata at Kent State University and is not permitted to be on campus. He is also barred from having any contact with the victims. 

The man accused of allegedly appearing on the front porches of several sorority houses wearing only a Speedo in October 2019 is scheduled to have a pre-trial hearing Tuesday. 

Steven Franzreb, 43 year-old from North Royalton, Ohio, was arrested Oct. 11 by the Kent Police with the assistance of the U.S. Marshals office, according to a press release from Kent Police.

He was charged with two counts of menacing by stalking, both felonies of the fourth degree, and two counts of public indecency, one of which is a misdemeanor of the third degree and the other is a misdemeanor of the second degree.

Rachel Karas is a general assignment reporter. Contact her at [email protected]