Court of Appeals of Ohio, Fifth District, Licking
KIMBERLY R. BEEM Plaintiff-Appellant
TIMOTHY THORP, ET AL. Defendants-Appellees
from the Licking County Court of Common Pleas, Case No. 2016
Plaintiff-Appellant: KIMBERLY R. BEEM, PRO SE.
Defendants-Appellees: WILLIAM DOUGLAS LOVE, ROBERT N.
ABDALLA, DANIEL T. DOWNEY ANGELICA M. JARMUSZ.
JUDGES: Hon. Patricia A. Delaney, P.J. Hon. William B.
Hoffman, J. Hon. Earle E. Wise, Jr., J.
Plaintiff-Appellant Kimberly R. Beem appeals the October 24,
2016 judgment entry of the Licking County Court of Common
AND PROCEDURAL HISTORY
On January 23, 2015, the Ohio Bureau of Criminal
Identification and Investigation filed six criminal
complaints of telecommunications harassment against
Plaintiff-Appellant Kimberly R. Beem. The complaints were
related to communications sent to family members. A trial to
the court was held on September 25, 2015. Beem was found
guilty of five of the six counts and acquitted on one other.
On August 15, 2016, Beem filed a complaint in the Licking
County Court of Common Pleas against Defendants-Appellees,
Licking County Sheriff Timothy "Randy" Thorp, Elmer
"Dave" Starling, and Sierra Johnson. In her
complaint, Beem alleged:
3.That Defendants have engaged in ongoing bullying, chronic
defamation, falsification of legal documents, abuse of power
by Thorp and Starling, collusion by all Defendants in an
attempt to destroy the well being and happiness of the
4.That on or about August 21, 2015, Plaintiff was wrongfully
convicted of telecommunication harassment due to ongoing
falsifications by the Defendants whose falsifications
regarding the Plaintiff have been ongoing for several years.
In the case of Defendant Thorp, he has gone to the extreme of
knowingly violating the Plaintiff's Constitutional rights
to hide the corruption in his office and pursue a personal
vendetta against the Plaintiff due to the fact that Plaintiff
has exposed his conduct. Defendant Starling has knowingly
asserted falsifications regarding the Plaintiff, including
but not limited to Licking County Sheriff Office (LCSO) and
Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) reports. Johnson's
initial lies were acts of omission then various lies to cover
up her criminal conduct of which she is not held accountable
due to her collusion with rogue prosecutor's Kenneth
Wayne Oswalt, Douglas Sassen, and Christopher Kinsler. 5. All
Defendants were well aware that their assertions were false
and they engaged in a series of escalating lies to cover up
their ongoing lies and to defame the Plaintiff.
also requested a change of venue in her complaint.
Sheriff Thorp, Starling, and Johnson filed motions to dismiss
Beem's complaint pursuant to Civ.R. 12(B)(6). Beem
responded to the motions. In her September 26, 2016 response,
Beem requested the trial court judge recuse himself and the
removal of Johnson's counsel.
On October 7, 2016, the trial court held an oral hearing on
the issues of recusal and removal. The trial court denied the
request for recusal and ...