Newton Falls man gets jail time for pulling women’s pants down near Kent State University

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Christopher Eugene Clark, 22, pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and obstructing official business

Christopher Clark, accused of pulling down a woman's pants at Kent State

KENT, Ohio (WKBN) – A Newton Falls man received a one-year jail sentence for pulling women’s pants down near Kent State University.

Christopher Eugene Clark, 22, pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and obstructing official business, according to court records.

Tuesday, Portage County Judge Laurie Pittman sentenced Clark to one year in the Portage County Jail and to pay a $300 fine and court costs. Clark will be transferred to a community corrections program and upon completion, a men’s residential facility, according to court records.

The judge also ordered supervision by Trumbull County’s probation department and that Clark obtain a mental health evaluation. She said Clark can’t return to Kent State University.

Police arrested Clark last year after a woman walking near the university’s health center reported that a man came up behind her on October 1 and pulled her pants down. She fell as a result and was injured.

He was also tied to a similar incident on September 23.

Clark was not a student at Kent State, police said.

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