The Mailbag: Will Aaron Voltz get his job back?

Q: Dear Mailbag, I was wondering, since Aaron Voltz has been cleared, will he be able to return to his position as director of Erie County DJFS, or is he completely finished with the organization? –Eric in Sandusky
Sandusky Register Staff
Jan 15, 2012

Q: Dear Mailbag, I was wondering, since Aaron Voltz has been cleared, will he be able to return to his position as director of Erie County DJFS, or is he completely finished with the organization? –Eric in Sandusky

A: Eric, reporter Andy Ouriel address that topic in a story that appeared in Friday's Register. Voltz was promoted to executive director of Erie County Job and Family Services in June. At the time, the Erie County commissioners were aware of police reports in Perkins Township in which a woman had accused Voltz of harassing and assaulting her. While the reports did not result in any charges, Voltz's promotion came with a 180-day probation period. According to commissioner Bill Monaghan, “When we hired Aaron, we were pretty adamant about what had to happen during the probationary period and what didn’t have to happen." After just a few days as director, Voltz was charged with forcibly raping a 26-year-old woman in Huron.Those charges were dropped last week after the alleged victim in the case spoke publicly about not wanting to go through with the case. Troy Wisehart, Voltz's attorney, said his client is weighing all options and will continue to consider whether he’ll sue the county to get his job back. The three Erie County commissioners said they were well within their rights to fire Voltz for conduct detrimental to the county, but at least one, Monaghan, acknowledged the possibility of Voltz returning. So, in short, we'll just have to wait and see.

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Comments

Julie R.

At least one, Monaghan, acknowledged the possibility of Voltz returning.

Considering his track record, I don't think that would be a very wise decision.

Marcus M

At Will Probationary Employee getting his job back, good luck with that.

grannygrunt

If Voltz gets his job back then ALL the people who were let go before their probation was up

should  file a lawsuit.(even it was due  poor  work, personality conflicts with others, or tardiness)

 I worked for the county and any time you are promoted you  are placed on probation for a set period of time

and YOU ARE TOLD AT THAT TIME YOU ARE ON PROBATION

LabMan

@ grannygrunt

Is the turover rate that big?  How many people are we talking about?

Darkhorse

It took one woman to ruin a man's career.  Volz was falsely accused and the county had a knee jerk reaction.  They should have suspended him until they found out more details.

redclownnose2003

@ Darkhorse - This man ruined his own career.   He was not falsely accused - the charges were falsely dismissed.  There was no knee jerk reaction - the only thing jerked in this case was the decision returned by the Grand Jury.  Because it was DISMISSED doesn't mean the rape did not occur. 

jrworthone

nobody said he was innocent, the accuser just changed her mind i wonder what it took to do that $$$$$

jrworthone

nobody said he was innocent, i wonder what it took to change her mind $$$$

CALLIN IT HOW I...

THE 10K OR MORE THAT HE OFFERED HER TO KEEP IT QUIET ITS IN THE REPORT

Factitious

Rape - criminal charge, "reasonable doubt" standard.
Job back - civil matter, "preponderance of the evidence" standard.

To force his former employer to give him his job back, he would almost need to prove his innocence, AND show that if he's innocent, they had no right to fire him anyway.

grannie G

In 2005 I reported to DJFS allegations of sexual abuse happening to a very young little girl .Aaron Voltz was the intake investigations supervisor. The investigation took about 5 minutes.I was told Aaron Voltz said she did not know the difference between GOOD TOUCH OR BAD TOUCH!!!

I received a letter saying" The allegations of sexual abuse has been unsubstantiated due to there being no evidence found during the investigation to support the allegations.THIS INVESTIGATION IS CLOSED.

signed Aaron A Voltz B.A.

intake investigations supervisor

childrens services

They were SO WRONG! and they are still WRONG!

aaron voltz you are the one who does not know the difference between GOOD TOUCH OR BAD TOUCH

 

grannie G

MONSTERS DON"T HAVE WITNESSES