Washington County Prosecutor Indicted on Misdemeanor Charges of Coercion, Sexual Imposition



(MARIETTA, Ohio)—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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