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Kosciusko sheriff bonds out of jail, returns to work

KOSCIUSKO COUNTY, Ind. -

Kosciusko County Sheriff Aaron Rovenstine was indicted by a grand jury on multiple charges on Monday.

Rovenstine is facing three counts of bribery, one count of intimidation, one count of assisting a criminal and five counts of official misconduct.

According to First Sergeant Chad Hill, the public information officer for the department, after Sheriff Rovenstine bonded out of jail, he returned to work and was at work on Wednesday.

Since he has not been convicted and is presumed innocent until proven guilty, he can carry out his duties.

Hill says Captain William Rocky Goshert released the following statement:

"The Kosciusko County Sheriff's department stands behind Aaron as he faces these legal proceedings. Those of us who know something of Aaron's character, know that he will be vindicated in the end. Meanwhile, the citizens of Kosciusko  County can be assured that these proceedings will not affect the operation of our department. We will continue to provide the quality, professional law and enforcement services that have earned respect to our county and the state of Indiana "

Rovenstine was first elected sheriff in 1999, then was re-elected. Goshert was then elected sheriff, then Rovenstine was re-elected in 2015.

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