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School board member in Ohio is accused of sexual contact with a minor

Posted by wlpo on February 11, 2016

A school board member with Ohio High School is charged with a sex crime.

Thirty-nine-year-old Melinda “Mindy” Ringenberg of Ohio was arraigned and indicted Wednesday in Princeton for the class 2 felony charge of aggravated criminal sex abuse. Bureau County State’s Attorney Geno Caffarini says the victim is a boy between 13 and 17 years old.

Ringenberg is a member of the Ohio School Board and a volunteer cheerleading coach. Caffarini says the alleged victim has nothing to do with her affiliation with the high school.

Ringenberg pleaded not guilty to the crime and posted $7,500 to be released from custody. Her jury trial is set to start May 31st. She’s represented by Joe Navarro.

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