OH man jailed for posing as underwear researcher

Posted by Amanda Lents

An Ohio man is in jail for posing as an underwear researcher and examining children.

Ken Hawkins is accused of arranging meetings this Spring with parents of at least three children to conduct a marketing research survey involving children's underwear and razors.

While at the house of an eight-year-old girl, he instructed her to try on several pair of underwear while he took notes.

Hawkins then took several measurements of the victim while she wore only the underwear.

Prosecutors said Hawkins also ran his fingers around the waistband and looked at the rear of the panties to check out the labels.

After the victim tried on the underwear, Hawkins gave them a bank envelope with $20 and then left.

Prosecutors said Hawkins then returned home, where he would fantasize about the experience and masturbate.

In another incident, Hawkins met two children and their mother at a high school and took the children into a locker room.