Man Pleads Not Guilty To Harassing Westerville-Area Realtors


UPDATED: Tuesday April 19, 2011 11:17 AM

A man accused of sexually harassing several central Ohio real estate agents pleaded not guilty to charges on Monday.

John Daniels is accused of identity fraud and telecommunications harassment charges, both fifth-degree felonies, 10TV News reported.

Investigators said that Daniels would set up showings to look at homes for sale and then threaten to sexually assault the female real estate agents when they showed up.

He also allegedly made threatening phone calls to five agents, using a cell phone he activated in another man's name.

Several Westerville-area realtors have claimed Daniels made contact with them and requested to see a house. Each conversation resulted in Daniels telling them that he was going to sexually assault them.

Daniels was convicted of similar charges in 1994 and 1998 in Franklin County.

Daniels was ordered to be held on a $50,000 bond.

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