'Touch DNA' used in Warren County sexual case involving jogger on trail

Posted at 12:37 PM, Nov 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-21 18:55:11-05

LEBANON, Ohio -- A convicted sexual offender has been indicted in Warren County in a case based partly on “touch DNA,” according to Warren County Prosecutor David Fornshell.

Kyle Motz, 31, of Salem Township, was indicted on two counts of gross sexual imposition, according to a list released on Monday by Fornshell’s office.

Motz, a Tier 1 sex offender from a previous case, was arrested after DNA taken from clothes worn by his alleged victim matched his, Fornshell said.

Motz is alleged to have forced sexual contact with a 63-year-old woman running along the Little Miami Trail between Morrow and South Lebanon.

The woman told authorities she was attacked on July 30 by a man whom she had passed earlier walking a small dog, but was able to fight him off.

She provided descriptions of the attacker and dog and turned over her running clothes for DNA testing.

On Aug. 22, Motz was pulled over in traffic with the dog in the vehicle. Both matched the descriptions provided by the alleged victim.


This story is from the Journal-News, a media partner of WCPO.