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GlenOak counselor sues Stark sheriff’s deputy over “flawed” criminal case—Canton Repository

A GlenOak High School counselor is suing a detective for arresting her in a case that had “more holes than Swiss cheese.” Dawn Jones-Harrington of Plain Township filed the lawsuit Thursday in Stark County Common Pleas Court.

She accuses Rocco Ross, a detective with the Stark County Sheriff’s Office, of engaging in malicious prosecution by misrepresenting facts and lying under oath. … During her trial in March, Common Pleas Judge Frank Forchione dismissed the case due to a lack of evidence. He said the investigation was “very flawed,” adding, “it’s got more holes than Swiss cheese.” The judge also said Jones-Harrington was within the law to deny a search of her home without a warrant.

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