Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the indictment of Geoffrey D. Drew. Drew is now indicted on 9 counts of Rape (Aggravated Felony 1) for a period ranging from 1988-1991.
Drew is charged with raping a male elementary school student while Drew was employed at St. Jude School as the Music Minister. Drew was not a priest at the time as he was ordained in 2004. The incidents took place in Drew’s office during or immediately after the school day.
Prosecutor Deters commented, “This is absolutely sickening. I will never understand how someone in a position of authority and trust abuses that trust by sexually assaulting young children.
Once this activity was uncovered, the Archdiocese of Cincinnati cooperated fully in the matter.
I commend our victim for coming forward and speaking out. This is not easy.
I am now even more concerned that there are more victims out there and urge anyone with information about Drew to please contact Cincinnati Police Officer Dana Jones at (513) 352-6947.”