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New Charges Filed Against Pike County Sheriff

Associated Press

The suspended Pike County Sheriff has been indicted on multiple felony charges including a count of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity. 

The 18 new grand jury charges filed Friday against Charles Reader update a series of charges filed last year. They felony counts of theft in office, tampering with evidence, theft, securing writings by deception and misdemeanor counts of conflict of interest. Reader's attorney says he's still reviewing the new charges. In November, Reader pleaded not guilty to making a false statement to the Ohio Ethics Commission.

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