(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.