Ohio AG asking for tips in investigation of OSHP trooper for alleged sex crimes


    (Photo: Butler County Jail)

    PREBLE COUNTY, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost is asking the public for help related to the investigation of an Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper for alleged sex crimes.

    Christopher Ward, 45, has been a trooper since 1998 and works out of the Piqua post for OSHP. He was indicted on Monday on three counts of Gross Sexual Imposition, at which point investigators believed there were two alleged victims. Now, they have reason to believe there may be other victims who have not come forward yet.

    “We are prepared to use all available resources and are calling on the public to assist us in conducting a thorough investigation," Yost said.

    OSP trooper arrested on sex charges

    PREBLE COUNTY, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - A trooper with the Ohio State Highway Patrol has been arrested on sex charges and is now in custody in the Butler County Jail. Christopher Ward, 45, lives in Eaton and was originally booked into the Preble County Jail, but requested to be transferred to the Butler County Jail.

    Yost said Ward allegedly had sexual contact with a victim through force of threat of force in January 2015, and then had alleged sexual contact with a minor victim through force or threat of force while off duty in March 2018. He has been put on unpaid leave, pending the investigation.

    If you have any information that could help with the investigation, you can call the tip line at 1-855-BCI-OHIO (855-224-6446) or file a tip anonymously online.

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