COOPERSVILLE, Mich. (WOOD) - A registered sex offender was arrested last week on the"Touchback" movie set in Coopersville after sheriff's deputies werecalled to investigate reports of the man offering and performingmassages on women, a sheriff's investigator said Monday.
Women who felt uncomfortable told on-set security and39-year-old Timothy Ketchapaw was told to leave, Ottawa CountySheriff's Lt. Mark Bennett told 24 Hour News 8.
But he came back, Bennett said, and that's when deputies werecalled.
Ketchapaw, of Grand Rapids, was arrested because he is notallowed to be on school property, the lieutenant said. CoopersvilleHigh School is one of the "Touchback" filming locations.
The 39-year-old faces a felony charge for second-offenseviolation of a student safety zone, according to a Michigan StatePolice record search performed by 24 Hour News 8. The records showhe pleaded guilty to a 2007 misdemeanor safety zone violation inGrand Rapids.
A 1997 incident landed Ketchapaw on the sex offender registry,according to the records. He pleaded guilty to misdemeanor incidentexposure and a felony charge of sexual delinquency.
Prosecutors are considering assault charges against Ketchapawbased on the accounts of three alleged victims, Bennett said. Thealleged assaults were not sexual in nature, he said.
24 Hour News 8 tried to reach Ketchapaw for comment. The onlylisted phone number that could be found was disconnected.
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