FREMONT — Ohio’s attorney general has filed a complaint seeking the removal of a county prosecutor who faced allegations of sexual harassment of female employees and pleaded guilty to negligent assault of a female subordinate.
Sandusky County Prosecutor Tim Braun’s plea deal in early December allowed him to keep his $140,000 salary through next June but also barred him from working in his office.
The complaint filed Monday in Sandusky County argues Braun is thus unable to perform key duties of his job and should be immediately suspended and then considered for removal due to misconduct in office, Attorney General Dave Yost said. Along with the conviction, the complaint cites a “pattern of misconduct” toward female subordinates and other issues.
The filing explains why Braun “cannot and should not be trusted with the power and authority of the office, and that he has caused irreparable damage to the office and its ability to advocate for women meaningfully,” Yost’s office said in a statement.
Braun, who has been the county prosecutor since 2017, hasn’t commented publicly about his plea. A message seeking comment on the new complaint was left Tuesday for his attorney.