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Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the indictment of Christopher Muldrow (DOB 12-13-89) for 2 counts of Pandering Sexually Oriented Matter Involving a Minor (Felony 2) and 13 counts of Pandering Sexually Oriented Matter Involving a Minor (Felony 4). If convicted of all charges, he faces the possibility of over 35 years in prison and registration as a Tier II sex offender. Muldrow is accused of soliciting teenage girls for sexually explicit material. [...]
Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the indictment of Darris DeVaughn (DOB 3-20-90) and Christopher Whitt (DOB 12-26-85) for the June 7, 2007 murder of John Harris. DeVaughn and Whitt are now charged with 1 count of Aggravated Murder (Special Felony), 1 count of Murder (Special Felony) and 1 count of Aggravated Robbery (Felony 1). If convicted of all charges, they face the possibility of life in prison without parole. On June 7, [...]
Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the indictment of Mark Hammonds (DOB 12-2-69), Darrell Hammons (DOB 8-7-71) and Andre Miller (DOB 10-22-70). Mark Hammonds is charged with 4 counts of Rape (Felony 1) and 4 Counts of Gross Sexual Imposition (Felony 3). Darrell Hammonds is charged with 5 counts of Rape (Felony 1) and 2 counts of Gross Sexual Imposition (Felony 3). Andre Miller is charged with 2 counts of Rape (Felony 1). [...]
Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters commented on the verdict in the case of Curtis Scott. Scott was indicted for 1 count of Kidnapping with Specifications (Felony 1), 1 count of Abduction (Felony 3), 1 count of Felonious Assault with Specifications (Felony 2), 1 count of Felonious Assault (Felony 2) and 1 count of Having Weapons While Under Disability (Felony 3) in case No.B 1904164. Video footage from the victim’s apartment building showed Scott [...]
Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced a 23 count indictment against Nicholas Howell (DOB 7/24/84). Howell is currently charged with 11 counts of Rape (Felony 1), 11 counts of Unlawful Sexual Conduct with a Minor (Felony 3) and 1 count of Gross Sexual Imposition (Felony 3). If convicted of all charges, he faces multiple mandatory life sentences and life time sex offender registration because some victims were under 10 years of age when [...]
"We are concerned that there may be more victims of Muldrow who have not come forward. We urge anyone with information about this case to contact the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office Regional Electronics and Computer Investigation Section at 513-352-3673."
Read more about today's indictment of Christopher Muldrow for multiple counts of Pandering Sexually Oriented Material Involving a Minor as well as additional comments from Prosecutor Joe Deters: ... See MoreSee Less
Prosecutor Joe Deters commented: "I have fought for victims my entire career, and I am proud to have been an early supporter of Marsy's Law and the Victim's Bill of Rights. Earlier this year, we launched a unit within the office dedicated to prosecuting crimes of violence against women, children and domestic partners. As long as I am prosecutor, we will continue to seek justice for victims and fight back against the scourge of domestic violence." ... See MoreSee Less
"I commend the Cincinnati Police Department for their hard work and dedication to this case.
Although the crime happened in 2007, the police never forgot about Mr. Harris’s murder and continued to work hard to solve the case. Thanks to improvements in technology, CPD was able to develop a lead that resulted in the indictment today of these 2 defendants."
See the attached release for additional details and comments from Prosecutor Joe Deters on the indictments from this past Friday of Darris DeVaughn and Christopher Whitt for the 2007 murder of John Harris: ... See MoreSee Less
"I am at a loss for words to describe the horrors these children endured. The length of time of the abuse and the fact that three different defendants were involved is staggering to contemplate.
I want to thank the Cincinnati Police Department for their excellent investigation and for getting these 3 defendants arrested so quickly today."
Read more of Prosecutor Joe Deters' comments and details on the indictments announced today of Darrell Hammonds, Mark Hammonds, and Andre Miller for multiple counts of rape and Gross Sexual Imposition: ... See MoreSee Less