A Delaware County Grand jury Thursday indicted 39 year old Matthew Rausenberg of Columbus on 32 counts alleging sex crimes against children in his classroom. First Assistant Prosecutor Kyle Rohrer outlined the charges saying Rausenberg faces life in prison, if convicted.
Two More Fires Plague South Side
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Two more set fires in the last two days on Columbus’ South Side have inspectors looking for new crime clues.
A twelve year old boy charged earlier with several South Side arsons escaped from a juvenile lock-up in late March.
Battalion Chief Dave Whiting says fire investigators want to talk further with the youngster.
“He’s going to be a person of interest, obviously, because he was charged with arson already and he escaped, and I know there is an arrest warrant out for him,” said Chief Whiting.
Since early January at least a dozen fires have plagued South Side neighborhoods.