COLUMBUS — Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost today announced the resignation of Sandusky County Prosecutor Timothy Braun.
“This is a victory for the victims and the community,” Yost said. “I admire the survivors’ courage and tenacity to stand. They were heard, believed and today, vindicated.”
Yost had entered a notice appearance and was preparing to try the case personally. He interviewed the victims in preparation for trial and said he was impressed by their willingness to go forward.
“I was ready to roll my sleeves up and try this case,” Yost said. “I’m glad we got to the outcome that was long overdue.”
Yost had publicly called for Braun’s resignation in October 2019 after a thorough and lengthy investigation. Braun was under investigation after female employees accused him of unwanted sexual contact and inappropriate sexual intimidating, and threatening comments on several occasions.
Braun pleaded guilty on Dec. 6 to negligent assault after he was accused of inappropriately touching two women in his office.
Yost filed a complaint for his removal on Dec. 30 and Judge Jeremiah Ray ordered his suspension Dec. 31, 2019.
A copy of Braun's resignation letter is available on the Ohio Attorney General's website.