NORTH OLMSTED

North Olmsted law enforcement is asking anyone who feels they may have been a victim of sexual assault at the Artist for a Day studio to step forward.

A Cuyahoga County grand jury early this month indicted Kevin Frederick, 58, the owner of Artist for a Day, 28649 Lorain Road, on seven counts of gross sexual imposition.

Frederick, a North Ridgeville resident, pleaded not guilty to all counts July 12 during an arraignment in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court. He is free on a $5,000 personal bond and is due in court for a pretrial hearing in front of Common Pleas Judge Cassandra Collier-Williams at 9 a.m. Monday.

Kevin Cafferkey of Cleveland, who’s listed in court documents as representing Frederick, did not respond to a phone call.

Police say in January 2021, three females, ages 17, 19 and 19, told North Olmsted police that Frederick assaulted them at various days and times between September 2019 and January 2021 while they were working at Artist for a Day.

Victims told police Fredrrick pinched and smacked their buttocks as a form of punishment for something they did wrong at work.

Police said this was done over the victims’ clothing.

North Olmsted officials say there was a similar incident involving Frederick reported to the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office in 2014. Police had no information on the status of that case.

Police spokesman Detective Sgt. Dan Barrett was unavailable for comment.

People with complaints regarding Frederick can call 440-777-3535.

Contact this reporter at tcorrigan@westlifenews.com or 440-871-5797.

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