Indictment Forces Firm to Perform Background Checks
January 18, 2010
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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