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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 indictment of Christopher Muldrow

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.  [...]

October 16th, 2020|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announces murder indictment in cold case

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, [...]

October 9th, 2020|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announces indictment in rape case

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).  [...]

October 7th, 2020|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters comments on verdict in case of Curtis Scott B 1904164

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 [...]

October 1st, 2020|

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|

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"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:
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October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Every night during the month of October, Prosecutor Joe Deters will be joining Marsy's Law for Ohio and the Ohio Crime Victim Justice Center's "Purple Lights at Home" campaign by lighting his office (on the 8th Floor of 230 E. 9th Street) purple.

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."
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"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:
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"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:
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