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County prosecutor in Ohio indicted on charges of coercion, sexual imposition

• Updated Jun 7, 2018 at 11:59 PM

MARIETTA — A Washington County grand jury has indicted Kevin Rings, Washington County prosecuting attorney, on misdemeanor charges of coercion and sexual imposition.

Rings, 55, was indicted on one count of coercion, a second-degree misdemeanor, and one count of sexual imposition, a third-degree misdemeanor.

The charges stem from allegations that in July 2017 Rings allegedly made inappropriate, sexual contact in his office with a woman who was both a witness in one case and a defendant in another.

The case is being prosecuted by the Ohio Attorney General’s Special Prosecutions Section. It was investigated by the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation.

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