Additional charges against North Olmsted business owner accused of sexually assaulting female employees

Published: Oct. 21, 2021 at 7:39 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 21, 2021 at 9:10 AM EDT

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - A North Olmsted business owner accused of sexually assaulting some of his female employees pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Thursday morning in Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas.

Kevin Frederick owns Artist for a Day in the 28000 block of Lorain Road.

Frederick was recently indicted by the Cuyahoga County Grand Jury on 17 new counts of gross sexual imposition and two counts of sexual imposition.

In July, Frederick was indicted on seven counts of gross sexual imposition.

North Olmsted police said Frederick assaulted some female employees by pinching and smacking their buttocks as a form of punishment for something they did wrong at work.

Police said this was done over the victim’s clothing.

The investigation began in January 2021 when the victims reported the alleged abuse to police.

Frederick will be back in court on Oct. 26.

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