Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the indictment of Anthony Pecord (DOB 10/15/72) for 1 count of Felonious Assault. If convicted of this charge, he faces a maximum sentence of 8 additional years in prison.

In March, Pecord pled guilty to three counts of Gross Sexual Imposition (F4) and was sentenced to 4 years in prison related to an incident that took place on January 24, 2021.

Post-conviction, it was determined the defendant was HIV-positive, and was aware of his HIV status prior to his unlawful sexual conduct with the victim. The victim was not aware of Pecord’s HIV status, and did not consent to the sexual conduct with the defendant.

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters commented, “The trauma of a sexual assault is something that changes you forever. To add to that the fear of contracting HIV is horrifying for the victim.

We ask anyone who has had sexual contact with Pecord since 2016, and believe they may have been exposed, to contact Detective Jack Losekamp with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department at 513-595-7484.”