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Ohio AG calls for removal of Sandusky Co. prosecutor who allegedly abused women

Posted at 5:22 PM, Dec 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-31 09:55:14-05

SANDUSKY COUNTY, Ohio — Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost filed a complaint to remove the Sandusky County prosecutor.

The complaint states that Tim Braun should be removed from office for his willful and flagrant transgressions in his position.

The complaint reads, “Braun’s pattern of misconduct towards his female subordinates, his criminal investigation into the missing personnel files, his seizure of his female subordinates’ private cell phone records, and his conviction of Negligent Assault on his female subordinate together demonstrate that he committed gross neglect of duty, gross immorality, misfeasance, malfeasance, and/or nonfeasance and is therefore guilty of misconduct in office and should be removed from office in accordance with Ohio Revised Code Sections 3.07 and 3.08.”

According to the complaint, Braun is accused of physical and psychological abuse, fear, and intimidation of women in his office.

On numerous occasions, Braun inappropriately hugged, groped and rubbed body parts of several employees without permission, according to the complaint.

The complaint states that Braun would also make inappropriate comments about women's bodies, mused about their private relationships, and voiced his interest in having a sexual relationship with them.

Braun would also make threatening statements that implied he would use his power to bring criminal charges against women that thought about crossing him, according to the complaint.

After one of his subordinates resigned, he erupted in anger and used his power to open a criminal investigation into missing personnel records, which he claimed were stolen, and to obtain the private cell phone records of his subordinates, according to the complaint.

On Dec. 6, 2019, Braun pleaded guilty and was convicted of one count of negligent assault, arising from his improper physical contact in the workshop.

To read the full complaint, click here.