Police: Man arrested after asking minor to model underwear at Richmond Centre

Posted at 4:26 PM, Jul 08, 2019

RICHMOND, Ky. (LEX 18) — A man has been arrested for asking a minor to try on underwear and model for him.

Police were called to the Rue 21 at the Richmond Centre and found the minor and her mother. They said the man had asked them to go to the movies and they told him no.

Police identified the man as Dennis Oder.

After asking the mother and her daughter about the movies, Oder allegedly handed them each a pair of underwear and asked them to leave with him so they could try the underwear on and model for him.

The minor told police that she is 15-years-old.

"She's my girlfriend's size, height and stature. I had to find somebody to see if this is what the correct size," Oder told LEX 18.

He claims that once the mother told him her daughters was only 15-years-old, he apologized and ended the conversation.

The officer at the scene watched Oder leave J.C. Penney in new clothes that still had the tags on them. He said he was trading out a pair of jeans and trying on other items as a "test run."

"When I come out, I asked this guy, 'I don't know if I want these shoes.' He said, 'well, take them for a run and come back in 15 minutes and if you still want them, we'll ring them up right here'," Oder told LEX 18.

When Oder went back into J.C. Penney, he started yelling and cursing causing customers to be annoyed. Oder was also yelling sexually explicit comments.

The employees at J.C. Penney said that Oder left his old clothing inside of a dressing room. The officer made him change back into his old clothes.

While changing, Oder took a knife out of his pocket and tried to open it. The officer told Oder to drop the knife and then went inside the dressing room and grabbed the knife from him before he could open it.

Oder told the officer that he was "Hell's Angel" and claimed that he could slice the officer because he was a "gun runner and could always get a knife out first in a gun fight," according to the arrest citation.

The items that Oder stole rang up to around $147. Oder claimed that the shirt he was wearing was from the movie theater and, upon investigation, police found that Oder had stolen the shirt after demanding a refund for his popcorn and tickets.

Oder admitted to two officers that he was high on oxycodone and had taken four before coming to the Richmond Centre.

Oder was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Harassment
  • Unlawful transaction with a minor in the second degree
  • Disorderly conduct in the first degree
  • Theft by unlawful taking under $500
  • Public intoxication with a controlled substance
  • Promoting a minor in a sex performance
  • Terroristic threatening in the third degree

Oder was transported to the Madison County Detention Center where he was lodged.