Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine asked a local prosecutor to consider felony criminal charges against his equal employment compliance investigator after DeWine intervened in her investigation and she documented his interference, the Columbus Dispatch reported today.
Kristine Cadek was investigating an allegation that a close associate of DeWine's sexually harassed an intern.
The request to Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O'Brien prompted Demcrats to fire up their attack on DeWine's handling of the investigation.
“Instead of defending the victim, Mike DeWine tried to punish the person who was helping the victim,” Ohio Democratic Party chairman Chris Redfern said. “He should be ashamed of himself.”