“Amazing police work solves cold case.”
Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the indictment of Kentucky resident William Brian Blankenship (DOB 8-16-64). Blankenship is now indicted on 3 counts of burglary (felony 2), 4 counts of rape (felony 1), 2 counts of kidnapping (felony 1) and 2 counts of gross sexual imposition (felony 3/felony 4). If convicted of all charges, he faces life in prison.
All three offenses occurred in the Mt. Washington/Anderson Township area of Hamilton County. The offenses occurred in 1999 and 2001.
The first incident occurred on July 25, 1999. For this offense, Blankenship is now charged with burglary and 2 counts of rape. The adult female victim was attacked in her residence in a multi-family apartment building.
The second incident occurred on August 14, 2001. For this offense, Blankenship is now charged with burglary, kidnapping, rape and gross sexual imposition. The young female victim was sleeping with friends in a pop up trailer in her driveway. Blankenship took her out of the trailer and carried her into an open field close to her home where he attacked her.
The third incident occurred on October 10, 2001. For this offense, Blankenship is now charged with burglary, kidnapping, rape and gross sexual imposition. The teenage female victim was attacked in her bedroom.
Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost commented, “When the good guys partner old-fashioned police work and innovative technology, the bad guys can’t escape justice – – nice win! Hats off to Joe Deters for pushing the frontiers of justice outward.”
Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters commented, “This guy is beyond horrible. He is a pig. He raped little girls and we will have no mercy on him. This could be your sister or your daughter. He needs to rot in prison.”