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Ohio prosecutor found guilty of coercion

By Norwalk Reflector staff • Updated Apr 13, 2019 at 5:27 AM

MARIETTA — Washington County Prosecutor Kevin Rings was today found guilty of coercion.

The case centered on Rings’ inappropriate interactions with an individual who was a victim and a defendant in two cases under Rings’ purview as prosecutor.

“The rule of law means the same rules for everybody — great or small, powerful or powerless,” Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost said.

Rings will be sentenced May 16 and faces up to 90 days in jail and up to a $750 fine.

The Special Prosecutions section and Bureau of Criminal Investigation of the Ohio Attorney General’s Office prosecuted and investigated the case, respectively.

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