A Jackson man was indicted Monday by an Athens County Grand Jury on seven felonies and five misdemeanors, which are all related to voyeurism, menacing and burglary.
Trea Benedict, 22, was arrested by Athens County Sheriff's office’s deputies in August, according to a news release from the Athens County Prosecutor's Office.
Benedict’s charges are:
- Engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, which is a first-degree felony
- Burglary, which is a second-degree felony
- Two counts of attempted burglary, which is a third-degree felony
- Two counts of tampering with evidence, which is a third-degree felony
- Menacing by stalking, which is a fourth-degree felony
- Two counts of petty theft, which is a first-degree misdemeanor
- One count of second-degree misdemeanor voyeurism
- Two counts of third-degree misdemeanor voyeurism
Social media accounts in and around Athens shared videos and photos of a man, who removed security cameras from the area, around North High Street.
Residents reported hearing and seeing a person around their house multiple times. The residents found evidence of forced entry, and on one occasion, they saw a camera flash from outside their window.
Benedict’s fingerprints were found at the scene, and he was arrested by the Athens County Sheriff’s Office.
Benedict has previously been convicted of voyeurism and menacing by stalking as a teenager. In 2018, he was convicted of attempted burglary in Lorain County when he followed a woman home and tried to get into her house with sexual intentions, according to the news release.
Benedict is on probation for that charge.