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Jackson County Man Sentenced to Prison for Rape of 10-Year-Old

A Jackson County man and his former girlfriend have been convicted of raping a 10-year-old child, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost and Jackson County Sheriff Tedd Frazier announced today.


Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost Issues Statement on Confirmation of Justice Amy Coney Barrett

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost issued the following statement on the confirmation of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett:


Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost Announces Success of Statewide Anti-Human Trafficking Operation - Operation Autumn Hope Provides Hope to Victims of Sex Trafficking

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost joined federal, state and local law enforcement partners to announce the success of a statewide anti-human trafficking operation.


Portsmouth Attorney Indicted on 18 Felony Counts in Human Trafficking Case

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost and Scioto County Prosecutor Shane Tieman today announced the indictment of Portsmouth attorney Michael Mearan on 18 felony counts related to human trafficking spanning 15 years.


AG Yost Urges Ohioans to be Vigilant with Donations to Prevent Charity Fraud

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost urges those that give to be more vigilant as charities across the country this week are collaborating to raise awareness of charity fraud during this year’s Charity Fraud Awareness Week.


Attorney General Yost Secures Guilty Plea of Hamilton County Man Posing as Nurse

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost today announced the guilty plea of a Hamilton County man who impersonated a nurse for almost four years using a stolen identity. Several patients under his care were children.


AG Yost, Bipartisan Group of Prosecutors Propose a Plan to Preserve No-Knock Warrants

Seeking to preserve the “no-knock” warrant as a police-safety tool, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael O’Malley, Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien and Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters today sought the support of Gov. Mike DeWine and legislative leaders on a compromise: changes in state law that would tighten the requirements for obtaining such a warrant.


AG Yost Addresses Early Voting Election Concerns

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost today addressed legal concerns regarding Ohio’s voting process via a video press release. Topics addressed include ballot harvesting, voter intimidation and misleading robocalls regarding absentee voting. The video includes the consequences that could come from interfering with Ohio’s election process.


Ohio Attorney General Yost Secures Judgment in Multistate Hospital Data Breach

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost and his counterparts in 27 other states have secured a judgment against Tennessee-based Community Health Systems Inc. for a data breach that exposed the names, birthdates, Social Security numbers, phone numbers and addresses of 6.1 million patients.


AG Yost Announces New Milestone in Opioid Genetic Study

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost today announced an enrollment milestone reached in the genetic study of opioid use disorder undertaken by his Scientific Committee on Opioid Prevention and Education (SCOPE). SCOPE began work on the unprecedented study last year, aiming to identify the genetic factors that make some individuals more susceptible than others to developing an opioid addiction.

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