Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the conviction of Geoff Drew (DOB 1/22/62). Drew pleaded guilty as charged to all 9 counts of Rape (F1). The abuse occurred between 1988-1991 and the victim, a student of Drew’s at St. Jude, was less than 13 years old at the time.
At the time these incidents occurred, Drew was the music minister at St. Jude and not yet a priest.
As a result of the conviction, and in consultation with the victim, Drew will serve 7 years in prison. He will also be required to register as a Tier III sex offender for the rest of his life.
Prosecutor Deters commented, “I am thankful for the bravery of this victim. His strength in coming forward now means the world knows who Geoff Drew is.
This conviction is vindication, not only for the victim listed in the indictment, but for anyone who was impacted over the years by Drew’s behavior. The effect of him admitting his guilt cannot be overstated for the victims of these crimes. A guilty plea helps to close a painful chapter for these victims.
Because of this victim, Geoff Drew walked into court today and admitted that he is a rapist and a predator – and the children of our community are safer now that he’s going to prison.”