Man accused of tying sex toys, videos to boy’s bike
Village police have notified Carroll County Family Services because of “the nature of the incident and because he obviously targeted juveniles, and there are juveniles in (his) home,” Chief Chris Miller said. Officers have forwarded a copy of their report, and “we are requesting that they do an inquiry into the home situation,” the chief said.
Library surveillance video shows Beight driving up to the library, at 677 Lynnwood Drive, Wednesday morning, walking to one of two bicycles and tying the plastic bag to it, Miller said. The video also shows Beight entering the library at 10:11 a.m. through the main entrance.
“We did not know when he left the library,” Miller said.
Police believe the boy who owns the bicycle and a friend had ridden to the library Wednesday morning before school. Miller said it is typical for some children to ride their bikes before school to the library, which is near two schools and the YMCA. They park their bikes in the rack outside and walk to school. When school lets out, they return to the library to hang out before riding home.
About 3:40 p.m., the boys left the library and walked to their bikes, arriving to find the white plastic bag tied to one of them, the police chief said. They looked into the bag, finding two sex tapes and a couple of sex toys.
They returned to the building and notified a library employee. She walked outside, looked into the bag and called police.
According to the jail records, when the officers talked to Beight, he admitted tying the bag of items to the bicycle, telling the officers that he did it as a joke to the boys and that he had used the items the night before, washed them and decided to get rid of them.
The chief said his officers knew of no past incidents involving Beight. Stark and Carroll County court records show no past criminal arrests. He had a license plate violation in 2000 and a speeding ticket in 2006.
Beight remained in the jail, held in lieu of $25,000 bond pending an Alliance Municipal Court hearing.
“The good thing was the boys had enough sense to go back inside the library and tell an adult,” Miller said. “They did the right thing, that’s for sure.”