Indictment Forces Firm to Perform Background Checks

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One of the owners of a masonry company working at the new Zanesville High School was indicted for 10 counts of sex offenses including rape in 2009.

Now the company, Phoenix Masonry, of Newark, has agreed to conduct background checks on all company employees.

Genaro Rosas, of Galloway, one of two owners of Newark-based Phoenix Masonry, was indicted on two counts of rape, two counts of sexual battery and six counts of sexual imposition in a Franklin County Common Pleas Court. However, no court records show Rosas was served with the indictments.

Rosas was arrested on May 26, and was indicted in July. He failed to appear in court in July and a warrant was issued for his arrest, Christy McCreary, a public information officer with Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney’s office, said.

“This is an attempt to put a black mark on Phoenix that I don’t really think we deserve,” Tom Stone of Phoenix Masonry said Wednesday. “We’ve done everything we can to move this issue and the person involved out of the way of getting our work done both here in Zanesville and other places.”

The matter was brought to Zanesville City School’s attention by concerned citizens in December, Terry Martin, superintendent, said. Martin then sent a letter to the Ohio School Facilities Commission about the issue.

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President & Chief Operating Officer at EmployeeScreenIQ
A veteran screening and risk management professional, Jason Morris founded EmployeeScreenIQ in 1999 and acts as the company’s chief operating officer and president. Morris is a frequent speaker delivering captivating, interactive discussions on background checks, global screening, recruitment and staffing. He educates audiences in best practice initiatives as they relate to organizational employment screening programs. Morris has been quoted in numerous business and industry publications including The Wall Street Journal, MSNBC.com, USA Today, New York Times, among others. He is also a licensed private investigator in the states of Ohio, Illinois, New Jersey, Texas, Arizona and Nevada.
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