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Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters

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Joseph T. Deters, Prosecuting Attorney

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Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters Announces the indictment of Orlando Fonesca Rodriguez for disseminating material harmful to juveniles and public indecency

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the indictment of Orlando Fonesca Rodriguez for 10 counts of Disseminating Material Harmful to Juveniles (Felony 4) and 3 counts of Public Indecency (Misdemeanor 1).  If convicted of all charges, he faces the possibility of 15 years in prison. Rodriguez is charged with exposing himself to 2 young victims under the age of 13 and also for showing them pornographic videos.  This occurred in his home in [...]

August 28th, 2020|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announces indictment of Ricardo Meadows and Ryan Stoll for felonious assault, aggravated robbery and kidnapping

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the indictment of Ricardo Meadows (DOB 10/20/97) and Ryan Stoll (DOB 8/28/97).  Meadows is now indicted on 2 counts of Felonious Assault (Felony 2) with gun specifications, 1 count of Aggravated Robbery (Felony 1) with gun specifications and 1 count of Kidnapping (Felony 1) with gun specifications.   If convicted of all charges, he faces in excess of 25 years in prison.  Stoll is now indicted for 2 [...]

August 28th, 2020|

Hamilton County Proescutor Joseph T. Deters thanks Hamilton County citizens who recently served as jurors.

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters thanked the Hamilton County citizens who recently served as jurors in the Hamilton County Municipal Court and the Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas. One case was in front of Hamilton County Municipal Court Judge Curt Kissinger and the other case was in front of Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas Judge Jody Luebbers. Prosecutor Deters commented, “I want to thank the citizens of Hamilton County who recently [...]

August 27th, 2020|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters comments on Ohio Supreme Court’s unanimous decision in Kirkland case

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters commented on the Ohio Supreme Court’s unanimous decision to uphold the conviction of serial killer Anthony Kirkland. Prosecutor Deters commented,” I am pleased that the Ohio Supreme Court unanimously upheld the conviction of serial killer Anthony Kirkland. Kirkland was responsible for the murder of 4 young women in this case and had previously killed another woman. We are very careful in my office about the cases that we [...]

August 18th, 2020|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters comments on weekend violence in Cincinnati

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters commented on the weekend violence in Cincinnati. Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters commented, “I am alarmed, shocked and saddened, as should be everyone in Hamilton County, about the gun violence over the weekend. We have at least 20 victims of gun violence including 5 people who died.  These incidents happened all over the city; in neighborhoods such as OTR, Walnut Hills, West End and North Avondale.  Cincinnati [...]

August 17th, 2020|

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"I am always saddened to comment on cases such as this because it means that children were the victims of a sexual predator.

I have said it before and will say it again, it is hard to understand how someone takes advantage of children. This case is especially disturbing given the fact that there are 4 victims and multiple incidents."

Read more of Prosecutor Joe Deters' comments as well as the details of today's indictment against Nicholas Howell for multiple counts of Rape and Unlawful Sexual Conduct with a Minor:
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"Thank you to the Cincinnati Police and Fire Department heroes who respond to these chaotic scenes and do the lifesaving work that they do. Sadly, two people were injured in this fire and one person died."

Fortunately, the investigation led to today's indictment and arrest of the defendant. People who set fires are dangerous and need to be off the streets for the protection of the community."

Read more of Prosecutor Deters' comments and details on the indictment issued today against Jamal Rashid for multiple counts including Murder and Aggravated Arson.
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"There are no words to describe this kind of horrible crime against a child. We have yet to coin a word in the English language adequate to describe someone who sexually abuses a child and causes a 12-year-old to give birth."

Read all of Prosecutor Joe Deters' comments and further details on the indictment of Tevin Henderson today for five counts of Rape:
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"This has been a terrible period of gun violence for our community but we must never become numb to it. Each case is tragic, and each new victim leaves yet another family heartbroken and devastated by the senseless act of violence.

My goal as your Hamilton County Prosecutor is to keep our community a safe place to live. I will continue to work with the police and community to do whatever we can to reduce gun violence and maintain the quality of life we expect and enjoy in this community.”

Read the full details on today's murder indictment of defendant Joshua Gibson:
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"Judge Ralph Winkler was one of the pillars of the Hamilton County criminal justice system, serving 22 years on the bench. His dedication to victims of crime was groundbreaking and an inspiration to me."

You can read the full statement of Prosecutor Joe Deters on the passing of Judge Winkler and his impact on our community here:
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