Ohio attorney general requires harassment training


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The office of Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says it required all employees to take a refresher sexual harassment course on the recommendation of a prosecutor who investigated a claim of harassment in the office two years ago.

The training followed a report issued in May of last year by Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O'Brien regarding his investigation of a female intern's report of harassment.

O'Brien's report says the woman described multiple incidents in the summer of 2012 in which an older male employee in the office's Education Division made her uncomfortable by putting his hand on her knee and shoulder or sitting close to her.

The woman wouldn't identify the man and declined to prosecute.

The 24-minute online training began in November.

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