Gahanna Police looking for information about man accused of touching children inappropriately

Michael Carsey (CREDIT: Gahanna Division of Police)

GAHANNA, OH (WCMH) –Police in Gahanna are searching for information about a 37-year-old man who has been indicted on three counts of gross sexual imposition. A neighborhood is now shaken up and wants answers.

A neighborhood is now shaken up and wants answers.

Jean Roff recalls a day last month when her neighbor Michael Carsey’s home was surrounded by police.When it happened that morning it was very alarming very scary. I see all these policemen with their rifles and

“When it happened that morning it was very alarming very scary. I see all these policemen with their rifles and their guns and SWAT all kinds of police cars all down the street,” said Roff.

Neighbors say they saw computers and disks taken away This prompted nearby parents to talk with their kids who play at that home.

“I asked my daughter if she’s ever been touched inappropriately by anyone and she said yes she’s been touched by the boys’ dad,” said one victim’s mother.

According to police reports, 37-year-old Michael Carsey touched at least two neighborhood children inappropriately. The first was reported on April 24 regarding a 7-year-old victim. The second was on May 1 involving another child.

Michael Carsey’s wife Lisa says the incidents never happened.

“I seriously don’t think, I think they’re false accusations,” said Carsey. “I think somebody coached their children or something has happened to their children but it didn’t happen in my house”

“He saying it’s completely false, completely false,” Carsey continued.

“I mean I don’t believe that my nine-year-old daughter would ever lie give me about something that extreme,” said the mother of one of the victims.

The parents who filed the report say their daughter is now doing better and they want justice.

“The charges that he has on him that’s the starting block right there and it ends right now they can deny all they want but what happened was he got caught and it’s going to end”.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Utt at 614-342-4237 or Sergeant Cohagen at 614-342-4238. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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