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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 indictment in rape case

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the indictment of Mark Hammonds (DOB 12-2-69), Darrell Hammons (DOB 8-7-71) and Andre Miller (DOB 10-22-70).  Mark Hammonds is charged with 4 counts of Rape (Felony 1) and 4 Counts of Gross Sexual Imposition (Felony 3).  Darrell Hammonds is charged with 5 counts of Rape (Felony 1) and 2 counts of Gross Sexual Imposition (Felony 3).  Andre Miller is charged with 2 counts of Rape (Felony 1).  [...]

October 7th, 2020|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters comments on verdict in case of Curtis Scott B 1904164

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters commented on the verdict in the case of Curtis Scott. Scott was indicted for 1 count of Kidnapping with Specifications (Felony 1), 1 count of Abduction (Felony 3), 1 count of Felonious Assault with Specifications (Felony 2), 1 count of Felonious Assault (Felony 2) and 1 count of Having Weapons While Under Disability (Felony 3) in case  No.B 1904164. Video footage from the victim’s apartment building showed Scott [...]

October 1st, 2020|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announces 23 count indictment against Nicholas Howell

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced a 23 count indictment against Nicholas Howell (DOB 7/24/84).  Howell is currently charged with 11 counts of Rape (Felony 1), 11 counts of Unlawful Sexual Conduct with a Minor (Felony 3) and 1 count of Gross Sexual Imposition (Felony 3).  If convicted of all charges, he faces multiple mandatory life sentences and life time sex offender registration because some victims were under 10 years of age when [...]

September 21st, 2020|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announces murder indictment for Jamal Rashid

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the indictment of Jamal Rashid (DOB 10/08/84) for 2 counts of Murder (Special Felony),  3 counts of Aggravated Arson (Felony 1), 1 count of Aggravated Arson (Felony 2), 2 counts of Felonious Assault (Felony 2) and 1 count of Arson (Felony 4).  If convicted of all counts, he faces the possibility of 18 years- life in prison. On November 19, 2019 at approximately 7:30 a.m., the Cincinnati [...]

September 18th, 2020|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announces 5 count rape indictment against Tevin Henderson

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced a 5 count rape indictment against Tevin Henderson (DOB 7/28/98).  All five counts are felonies of the first degree and, if convicted of all counts, he faces the possibility of 55 years in prison. If convicted, he would also have to register as a sex offender for life. Henderson is charged with raping the 12-year-old victim multiple times during 2019.   Henderson and the child were family acquaintances [...]

September 14th, 2020|

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Today is National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.

On behalf of Prosecutor Joe Deters and the entire staff of the Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office, we offer thanks to our fine police and law enforcement officers who put themselves in harm’s way to serve our communities and keep us safe.
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Today, Prosecutor Joe Deters was sworn in for a new, four year term as Hamilton County Prosecuting Attorney.

Administering the oath of office was Hamilton County Probate Court Judge Ralph "Ted" Winkler and accompanying Joe on stage to hold the Bible was his daughter Elyse Deters.

Prosecutor Deters commented: “I want to sincerely thank the voters of Hamilton County for again placing their trust in me to continue serving as their county prosecutor. That trust is incredibly humbling, knowing the magnitude that this office holds for the safety and well-being of all county residents. I will continue fighting for justice and helping victims of crime and their families – just as I have for 23 years leading the Prosecutor’s Office.

I want to thank Judge Winkler for swearing me in today and also thank him for the tireless work he does to serve the citizens of Hamilton County.”
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The Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office will be closed today.

On behalf of Prosecutor Joe Deters and the entire staff of the office, we wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and joyous holiday season.
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“Unfortunately death and physical harm at the hands of a person close to the victim is far too common. My hope is that my office and the police will be able to work with the community in the future to help intervene in these situations and prevent further tragedy.”

Read more of Prosecutor Joe Deters’ comments and further details about the indictment of Desean Brown for the December 5th murder of Nyteisha Lattimore:
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"This case is disturbing because of what happened to this victim but also because Hackett has always worked with vulnerable children and adults. We are concerned that there may be more victims who have not come forward."

Read more of Prosecutor Joe Deters' comments and additional information on today's indictment of former Talbert House employee Kenneth Hackett for multiple counts of Gross Sexual Imposition:
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