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.
Sheriff Karnes Laid To Rest Today
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Funeral services are scheduled for Franklin County Sheriff Jim Karnes, who died last week after a short battle with pancreatic cancer.
Karnes was the county’s longest-serving sheriff after first being elected in 1992. He worked nearly 50 years in county law enforcement.
Long-time Chief Deputy Steve Martin was named acting sheriff by county commissioners immediately after Karnes died. The Franklin County Democratic Party’s Central Committee was given 45 days to name a replacement.