Middle School Janitor Indicted For Rape Of Student

Posted on 3/21/2011

Defendant: James E. Livingston

Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced today that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned a four count indictment on James Livingston, age 67, for two counts of Rape (F-1) and two counts of Corruption of a Minor (F-4).   Livingston was the former janitor at Walnut Springs Middle school located at 888 E. Walnut Street, Westerville, OH 43081. Between August of 1996 to January of 1997, it is alleged that Livingston, on more than one occasion, sexually assaulted a middle school male child attending the school.

“This student was allegedly abused by a long time employee of his own school”, O’Brien said. Arraignment of Livingston will be set for a later date.