Crestline police officer on unpaid leave

A Crestline police officer indicted this week by the Crawford County Grand Jury has been put on unpaid leave by the department.

Mark Callicoat, 35, was indicted on bribery, falsification and dereliction of duty charges after being accused of trading tickets for sexual favors.

“Maintaining the trust of our community is the focus of my administration,” Crestline police chief Joseph Butler said.

The Special Investigation Unit section of Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation opened an investigation into the Crestline Police Department in January after a Facebook post accusing officers of trading tickets for sexual favors.

The findings were turned over to the Crawford County Prosecutor’s Office, who submitted the case to Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine’s office to determine if criminal charges should be filed.

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By Chris Pugh

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