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Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters

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Joseph T. Deters, Prosecuting Attorney

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Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announces 23 count indictment against Nicholas Howell

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 [...]

September 21st, 2020|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announces murder indictment for Jamal Rashid

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the indictment of Jamal Rashid (DOB 10/08/84) for 2 counts of Murder (Special Felony),  3 counts of Aggravated Arson (Felony 1), 1 count of Aggravated Arson (Felony 2), 2 counts of Felonious Assault (Felony 2) and 1 count of Arson (Felony 4).  If convicted of all counts, he faces the possibility of 18 years- life in prison. On November 19, 2019 at approximately 7:30 a.m., the Cincinnati [...]

September 18th, 2020|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announces 5 count rape indictment against Tevin Henderson

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced a 5 count rape indictment against Tevin Henderson (DOB 7/28/98).  All five counts are felonies of the first degree and, if convicted of all counts, he faces the possibility of 55 years in prison. If convicted, he would also have to register as a sex offender for life. Henderson is charged with raping the 12-year-old victim multiple times during 2019.   Henderson and the child were family acquaintances [...]

September 14th, 2020|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announces murder indictment for Joshua Gibson

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the murder indictment of Joshua Gibson (DOB 01/26/1987) for the August 24th murder of Page Ashly Loree Jones.  Gibson is now charged with 2 counts of Murder (Special Felony) with gun specifications and 1 count of Weapon Under Disability (Felony 3).  If convicted of all charges, he faces 18 years to life in prison. On August 24th at approximately 10:00 p.m. Gibson drove into a parking lot [...]

September 11th, 2020|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters comments on the passing of retired Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas Judge Ralph Winkler, Sr

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters commented on the passing of much respected Retired Court of Common Pleas Judge Ralph Winkler, Sr. “Judge Ralph Winkler was one of the pillars of the Hamilton County criminal justice system, serving 22 years on the bench.  His dedication to victims of crime was groundbreaking and an inspiration to me.  He was respected as a fair and impartial jurist, known for his very dry sense of humor.  He [...]

September 4th, 2020|

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"I am always saddened to comment on cases such as this because it means that children were the victims of a sexual predator.

I have said it before and will say it again, it is hard to understand how someone takes advantage of children. This case is especially disturbing given the fact that there are 4 victims and multiple incidents."

Read more of Prosecutor Joe Deters' comments as well as the details of today's indictment against Nicholas Howell for multiple counts of Rape and Unlawful Sexual Conduct with a Minor:
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"Thank you to the Cincinnati Police and Fire Department heroes who respond to these chaotic scenes and do the lifesaving work that they do. Sadly, two people were injured in this fire and one person died."

Fortunately, the investigation led to today's indictment and arrest of the defendant. People who set fires are dangerous and need to be off the streets for the protection of the community."

Read more of Prosecutor Deters' comments and details on the indictment issued today against Jamal Rashid for multiple counts including Murder and Aggravated Arson.
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"There are no words to describe this kind of horrible crime against a child. We have yet to coin a word in the English language adequate to describe someone who sexually abuses a child and causes a 12-year-old to give birth."

Read all of Prosecutor Joe Deters' comments and further details on the indictment of Tevin Henderson today for five counts of Rape:
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"This has been a terrible period of gun violence for our community but we must never become numb to it. Each case is tragic, and each new victim leaves yet another family heartbroken and devastated by the senseless act of violence.

My goal as your Hamilton County Prosecutor is to keep our community a safe place to live. I will continue to work with the police and community to do whatever we can to reduce gun violence and maintain the quality of life we expect and enjoy in this community.”

Read the full details on today's murder indictment of defendant Joshua Gibson:
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"Judge Ralph Winkler was one of the pillars of the Hamilton County criminal justice system, serving 22 years on the bench. His dedication to victims of crime was groundbreaking and an inspiration to me."

You can read the full statement of Prosecutor Joe Deters on the passing of Judge Winkler and his impact on our community here:
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