Is the prosecutor required to redact the victim’s name and identifying information from the complaint or indictment?

While it is not required, the prosecutor may file a motion with the court requesting an order preventing the disclosure of the victim’s address, place of employment, or other similar information. Ohio Rev. Code 2930.07. Marsy’s Law also provides the right to privacy and the right to “reasonable protection from the accused or any person acting on behalf of the accused.” These rights may include the redaction of identifying information at the discretion of the 4 prosecutors. Implementing legislation may require the protection of victim names and identifying information. Victims who feel their privacy or safety rights have been or may be violated may be heard by courts, either pro se or through counsel. Victims may also request that prosecutors protect victim privacy and safety on their behalf. A victim who wishes to protect their privacy can contact Ohio Crime Victim Justice Center for assistance.