Ohio teacher arrested over sexual abuse with student which began when she was 14 and lasted for 5 years

Ohio teacher arrested over sexual abuse with student which began when she was 14 and lasted for 5 years


Franklin County Sheriff's Office has confirmed the arrest of an Ohio middle school teacher and coach, over an alleged sexual misconduct with a student which began when the victim was 14 and lasted for five years.



40-year-old Benjamin Rutan, was charged after the victim went to authorities last month. She was given a recording device on December 2, with which she captured Rutan allegedly admitting his conduct multiple times during a conversation.



The teacher who has not entered a plea deal, was booked into a Franklin County jail on two felony counts of sexual battery and one felony count of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor. No attorney who might speak on his behalf was named and he is being held on a cash bond of $50,000.



Norton Middle School in the South-Western City School District just outside of Columbus has now issued a statement, saying that the teacher had been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation.Latest Post
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