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State Formally Seeks Removal Of Sandusky County Prosecutor

Jan 1, 2020

Tim Braun
Credit portclintonnewsherald.com

The Ohio Attorney General is asking a court to remove the embattled Sandusky County Prosecutor from office. 

AG David Yost says the prosecutor's admission of inappropriate touching makes him unfit for office. The prosecutor was suspended on Tuesday. Ohio Public Radio's Andy Chow reports.

Sandusky County Prosecutor Tim Braun pleaded guilty in court to one count of negligent assault.

Yost filed a complaint in Sandusky County court saying Braun's plea, along with the results of a state investigation, prove that he should be removed from office due to what Yost called "physical and psychological abuse."

 

State investigators say Braun committed a number of inappropriate actions in office such as groping female subordinates and conducting a criminal investigation in order to obtain private cell phone records of female subordinates.

 

The court filing begins the procedure to remove a public officer set by Ohio law. It also says Governor Mike DeWine backs the request.

 

Braun did not respond to a request for comment.