Authorities Execute Another Search Warrant At Home Of Olentangy Teacher Accused Of Rape


Investigators have returned to the home of a Delaware County teacher suspected of raping two young girls.

On Thursday night, the Delaware County Sheriff's office served another search warrant at the home of Matthew Rausenberg.  He's accused of sexually abusing two young students – aged 8 and 10 - at Arrowhead Elementary School in the Olentangy Local School District.

The Delaware County Sheriff's Office tells 10TV they have received additional tips, and as a result, wanted to take clothing and additional evidence from the home.

Search warrants indicate Columbus Police are also investigating Rausenberg after investigators uncovered evidence of a marijuana grow operation at the teacher's home.

"Other than murder, this is the top level crime you can get. The allegations are that this man raped young children under the age of 10.  There are allegations of with force, which puts it as possibility of life without parole," said Carol O'Brien, Delaware County Prosecutor.

Rausenberg is currently charged with rape and gross sexual imposition. He was arraigned in Delaware County Court on Tuesday and a judge set his bond at $1 million.

If convicted, he could be sentenced to a life behind bars.