'Tis The Season

It's hard to believe it's already December! Where has 2015 gone?
This time of year brings a lot of hustle and bustle. I'd like to slow down a bit and wish you and yours the very best this holiday season. 
Delaware truly is a special community. I'm lucky to live here, and proud to serve as your Delaware County Prosecutor. Thank you for making Delaware a great place.

Have wonderful and safe holiday season and the happiest of of new years!

 Impressive Students

Congratulations to Ryan Gross and Jacob Robinson!
These best friends and DACC students were first on scene for not just one, not two, but three traffic accidents!
Whether keeping motorists calm, calling for help, or utilizing first aid skills, Ryan and Jacob were able to use techniques learned at DACC to help those involved.
Great job Ryan and Jacob! Our office is honored to present you with certificates of recognition. Keep up the good work!
Pictured: Prosecutor O’Brien with Ryan (left) and Jacob (right) and their families as well as DACC instructor Mark Warner

Teacher Trial Set For January 19
Ex-Olentangy elementary teacher Matthew Rausenberg is headed to trial on January 19.

Rausenberg, 40, faces 42 charges of sexual misconduct with students. Nine victims are included in the indictment against Rausenberg. The indictment, returned in August, is the second indictment against the former teacher. Initial filings in March listed two victims and 32 charges. 

Rausenberg faces up to life in prison. He had been a teacher in the Olentangy district since August 2001. The indictment against him specifies alleged misconduct from 2006 to 2015.

Charges result from a tip provided by a former student of Rausenberg's, now in her teens.


Two Indicted After
Multiple Home Break-Ins

A Delaware County Grand Jury has returned a 16-count indictment against Jordan T. Zakany and Christopher M. Harper.
“Authorities received several home invasion calls in mid-November,” said Delaware County Prosecutor Carol O’Brien. “Residents reported missing items such as computers, jewelry, cameras, guns, tools and cash.”
Zakany, 27 of Zanesville, is charged with six counts of burglary – all second-degree felonies, four counts of theft – fifth-degree felonies, two counts of theft – fourth-degree felonies, theft – a third-degree felony, and one count of receiving stolen property – a fifth-degree felony.
Harper, 27 of Delaware, is charged with receiving stolen property – a fifth-degree felony and identity fraud – a fifth-degree felony.
Several of the stolen items were recovered from area pawnshops.


Former Orange Township Official
Charged With Theft In Office

Thomas Farahay, 64, is charged with theft in office – a fifth-degree felony.
“As the Zoning Inspector for Orange Township, Mr. Farahay accepted cash for sign permits,” said Delaware County Prosecutor Carol O’Brien. “Instead of recording the transaction, Mr. Farahay allegedly destroyed the paperwork and pocketed the money.”
If convicted, Farahay will be required to repay the money. He could receive anywhere from six to twelve months in prison, have to pay up to a $2,500 fine, and would be barred from holding a public office in Ohio.
An arraignment date is set for January 11, 2016.





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Congratulations "Top Cop"

Officer Jim Denman of the Genoa Township Police Department is recognized as a  “Top Cop” by the Delaware County Prosecutor’s Office. 
“Officer Denman has been involved in three unique service calls this year,” said Delaware County Prosecutor Carol O’Brien. “During all three calls his actions helped to save the lives of residents.”
Thank you, Officer Denman, for being a “Top Cop” and helping to protect our community, and a special thanks to “Top Cop” sponsor, Cracker Barrel, for providing all  “Top Cops” with a complimentary dinner for two!

Great Job, Kate!

Assistant Prosecutor Kate Munger has received the Ohio State Bar Foundation’s Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 and Under.
This award is presented to attorneys who contribute substantial time and effort in service to a local social service, or a local civic, artistic or cultural organization. The service must be outside the recipients’ practice of law and must be given without compensation. Emphasis is placed on current service.
Kate’s volunteer work with theaters was recognized, such as her participation in the annual musical for Pleasure Guild of Nationwide Children’s Hospital, which is a fundraiser for Hospice and Palliative Care programs for children.

Out And About

Visiting with seniors at Panera 

Speaking to high school students

If you would like to inquire about Prosecutor O'Brien visiting with your group, call (740) 833-2755.
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