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). If convicted of all counts, ALL 3 defendants face the possibility of life in prison for the rape of a victim under 10 years of age.
All of the events occurred in Mark Hammonds’ Price Hill home. Darrell and Mark Hammonds are believed to be brothers and it is unknown if Andre Miller is their brother or cousin.
The three juvenile victims are known to the defendants through family relationships. These events occurred as far back as January 2010 and as recently as February 2020.
One of the victims disclosed to an adult which began the investigation by the Cincinnati Police Department Personal Crimes division.
Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters commented, “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.
My office will do whatever we can to help the victims through this difficult process. We will prosecute this case vigorously and seek maximum sentences for these defendants to get the victims the justice they deserve.”