Zanesville school employee charged with rape of a child

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ZANESVILLE, Ohio (WCMH) — An employee of a school in Zanesville has been charged with the rape of a child less than 10 years old.

According to the Zanesville Police Department, earlier this summer, officers received a complaint that Derek Shaffer, 28, of Zanesville had sexually assaulted a minor at the Careytown School. 

After investigating the case, with the help of Licking County Children Services, officers presented the case to Muskingum County Prosecutor Michael Haddox who filed charges against Shaffer.

Shaffer was arrested Thursday and charged with rape. He is currently being held on a $1 million bond.  

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