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Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters

Hamilton County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office

Joseph T. Deters, Prosecuting Attorney

“It’s an honor and privilege to serve as the Hamilton County Prosecuting Attorney. Our office is dedicated to serving the citizens of Hamilton County. I hope our website is helpful to you in explaining the many duties of the County Prosecutor and by giving you someone to contact if you have questions.”

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Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announces the conviction of former Loveland Police Officer Anthony Pecord

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced that former Loveland police officer Anthony Pecord has been convicted of three counts of Gross Sexual Imposition (F4) and has been sentenced to 4 years in prison. As a result of the plea, Pecord will be required to register as a Tier I sex offender for a period of 15 years. Pecord was indicted earlier this month for an incident that occurred on January 24, 2021. Hamilton [...]

March 31st, 2021|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters Announces Domestic Violence Conviction of Douglas Ford

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the conviction of Douglas Ford for Domestic Violence (F3). At sentencing, Ford will face a maximum punishment of 3 years in prison. On December 13, 2020, Mt. Healthy police responded to the scene on Perry Street for reports made by the victim’s children of domestic trouble. When the officer approached the residence, she heard Ford tell the victim, “Are you ready to die, bitch?” The officer immediately [...]

March 29th, 2021|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters Announces The Indictment In Felonious Assault Of 1 Year Old Child In Queensgate

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the indictment of Robert Fogle for one count of Child Endangering (F2) and one count of Felonious Assault (F2). If convicted, he faces a maximum possible sentence of 8 years in prison. Two other individuals, Mary Hensley and Kayla Dragston (the child’s mother) were also indicted. Mary Hensley has been indicted for one count of Child Endangering (F3) and one count of Possessing Drug Abuse Instruments (M2). [...]

March 26th, 2021|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters Announces Indictment in Madeira Beverage Homicide

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the indictment against Lamond Johnson (DOB 1/27/86) for the February murder of Roop Gupta, the owner of Madeira Beverage.  Johnson is charged with 1 count of Aggravated Murder (SF), 1 count of Murder (SF), 2 counts of Aggravated Robbery (F1), 1 count of Robbery (F3), 1 count of Felonious Assault (F2), 1 count of Felonious Assault on a Police Officer (F1), 2 counts of Weapons Under Disability [...]

March 17th, 2021|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters Announces The Indictment Of Former Loveland Police Officer Anthony Pecord

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced an indictment against Anthony Pecord (DOB 10/15/72) for 8 counts of Rape and 8 counts of Sexual Battery.  If convicted on all charges, he faces the possibility of 88 years in prison. Pecord is currently being held on bond in the Hamilton County Justice Center. Pecord is charged with raping the victim while the victim was unconscious, and unable to consent due to intoxication. Hamilton County Prosecutor [...]

March 15th, 2021|

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“It is impossible to comprehend the depravity of an individual able to, not only strike a 2 year old so hard to cause her death, but to then attempt to conceal that crime by stuffing the child’s lifeless body into a cooler."Read more of Prosecutor Joe Deters' comments and additional information on the murder indictment against LaTonya Austin for the death of her 2-year-old granddaughter, Zaila Lee: ... See MoreSee Less
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The Hamilton County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office will be closed today in observance of Memorial Day. We encourage everyone to pause today and remember the sacrifices of those who served in order that we may live safely. ... See MoreSee Less
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“I have never understood how anyone could hurt a little kid so badly, especially the child’s own mother. Violence like this goes against every instinct we are born with as humans and as parents. These cases are exactly why I worked so hard in 1997 to help pass legislation making the purposeful murder of a child under the age of 13 a death penalty eligible offense."Read more of Prosecutor Joe Deters' comments and additional facts on today's death penalty indictment against Tianna Robinson for the murder of her 4-year-old daughter, Nahla Miller. ... See MoreSee Less
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Today marks the start of “National Crime Victims’ Rights Week.”The Hamilton County Prosecutor's Office has a full staff of Victim Advocates who work tirelessly, every single day, on behalf of those who are forced to be part of the justice system through no fault of their own.From keeping victims informed about cases to being a calm and understanding voice in the courtroom during trials and hearings, our advocates are on the front line of the Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office’s mission to seek justice for victims of crime. Please join us in thanking this incredible crew! ... See MoreSee Less
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This week is “National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week,” where we honor the people who answer the calls to 911 and other emergency services to help keep us all safe. On behalf of Prosecutor Joe Deters and the staff of the Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office, thank you to everyone in this important field! ... See MoreSee Less
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