The retired judge assigned to adjudicate the complaint against the Washington County Prosecutor who is accused of “sexual molestation” has appointed Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine as special prosecutor.
Former Summit County Judge Patricia Cosgrove was assigned the case in October to address the allegations against Washington County Prosecutor Kevin Rings. DeWine and Associate Assistant AG Brian Deckert will be responsible for the prosecution of the case.
A complaint lodged by a woman who was both victim and suspect in active cases on Ring’s caseload alleges that the county prosecutor used his position to “molest” her. Dozens of text messages between the pair reveal some of the details of their adulterous relationship. The complaint provoked several other women to come forward with similar stories about Rings. Those who have contacted RCNN have been encouraged to report their incidents to the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation.