Pike County sheriff accused of misconduct in office

Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader, left, speaks alongside Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, right, during a news conference. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

PIKE COUNTY, Ohio – Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader is accused of misconduct in office, according to paperwork filed in the Pike County Court of Common Pleas.

The motion, filed by Pike County Prosecutor Rob Junk, requested the court to appoint a special prosecuting attorney.

Junk made the request for a special prosecutor because he is the legal counsel for the sheriff’s office.

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The accusation was filed in a complaint sent to the Ohio auditor’s office, which released this statement:

The Ohio Auditor’s office received a complaint about a Pike County matter and has opened an investigation. In addition, the Pike County prosecutor has named an attorney from the Ohio Auditor’s Office’s Public Integrity Assurance Team as special prosecutor in this matter. Because we have an open investigation, it is the auditor’s office policy to provide no further comment.

10TV has reached out to Reader for comment.

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