CINCINNATI (AP) — A man accused of conning parents into allowing their children to remove clothing so he could conduct a "marketing survey" of their underwear has been indicted on 19 criminal counts involving 11 minors.

A Hamilton County grand jury indicted 44-year-old Ben Hawkins of suburban Cincinnati on charges including kidnapping, gross sexual imposition and attempted gross sexual imposition.

Police say Hawkins told the children he wanted to measure their underwear and then touched them sexually.

Prosecutors say the scam was perpetrated on boys and girls between the ages of 9 and 16 over a five-month period.