Official with Ohio school district resigns after sex crime charges

A school board member in the Toledo area stepped down and is suspected of sexual misconduct with a student decades ago.

Patrick Hickey, with the Washington Local Board of Education, is charged with three counts of criminal sexual misconduct following an investigation into alleged decades-old crimes against a student, according to the Toledo Blade.

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The Toledo Blade said Hickey called the charges filed against him false.

“I voluntarily spoke with investigators and voluntarily took a polygraph test with a Forensic Psychophysiologist with 30 years of experience. His conclusion was that I told the truth and have not had sexual activity with any student, ever,” Hickey said in a written statement..

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