Ex-Ohio teacher convicted of sexually assaulting students

DELAWARE, Ohio (AP) — A former central Ohio elementary school teacher has been convicted of more than 40 charges involving the sexual assaults of several students.

Forty-year-old Matthew Rausenberg on Monday was convicted in Delaware County of 34 counts of gross sexual imposition, four counts of kidnapping, and three counts of pandering sexually oriented materials.

Rausenberg faces up to life in prison at his Thursday sentencing.

A message seeking comment from his attorney wasn’t immediately returned Tuesday.

Rausenberg resigned from Arrowhead Elementary School in Lewis Center after his March arrest.

Prosecutors say he assaulted young female students who “wouldn’t make a fuss” and filmed himself groping and molesting a second-grader after she told him to stop.

Rausenberg’s attorney questioned the credibility of a witness and her mother who waited years to speak out.