Newly elected Delaware County sheriff sworn in

County officials thanked and praised outgoing interim Sheriff Rick Littlefield for stepping in to help after a sexual-abuse scandal rocked the department and resulted in a multimillion dollar judgment against the county.

BY SHEILA STOGSDILL Published: October 2, 2012
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JAY — Delaware County officials accepted the resignation of one sheriff and swore in his successor Monday morning.

Sheriff Rick Littlefield — who took over the tumultuous sheriff’s department as interim sheriff Nov. 22 after a sexual-abuse scandal that resulted in a $13.5 million civil rights judgment against the county — submitted his resignation during the weekly meeting of the county commissioners.

His wife, Special...

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