Written By: Ishton W. Morton – January 25th, 2021
On Friday, January 22nd, 2021 Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced two indictments against Adonas Hicks whose Date-of-Birth is July 3rd 1990 for the rape of three individuals.
The State of Ohio classifies violations of the most serious nature as felonies, and there are five levels of felony, each with specific sentencing guidelines. FELONY OF THE FIRST DEGREE are according to the law (Ohio Revised Code) the most serious are called First degree felonies and also listed as F-1 violations.
Reportedly, Hicks is charged with 6 counts of Rape (Felony 1), 1 count of Aggravated Robbery (Felony 1), 1 count of Felonious Assault (Felony 2), and 1 count of Kidnapping (Felony 1). Stipulations are if convicted of all charges, he faces the possibility of life in prison. What in the world was going through his mind?
Also, a first degree felony includes the crimes of kidnapping, rape and arson, and is more serious than a felony of the third or fourth degree. Meanwhile, murder and aggravated murder are generally considered “unclassified” felonies with a potential penalty of death or life in prison without parole.
Now, Life imprisonment is defined as any sentence of imprisonment for a crime under which the convicted is required to remain in prison either for the rest of their natural lives or until pardoned, paroled is granted, or otherwise commuted to a fixed term.
Hicks is currently in the Hamilton County Justice Center being held on bond, pending trial.
Reportedly, Hicks is charged with victimizing three individuals. Subsequently, the first victim was attacked on September 7th, 2020 on a street in Mt. Airy as she was walking home.
Accordingly, Hicks approached her and took her to an isolated area and raped her at gunpoint. Also, on November 8th, 2020 in Mt. Airy, Hicks raped his second victim at gunpoint. Following after the same continuum on November 13th, 2020, Hicks raped his third victim at gunpoint in Westwood.
Amazingly, Hicks’ second and third victims were known to him via the internet. Both of the victims from November were individuals denoting or relating to a person whose sense of personal identity and gender did not correspond with their birth sex. They were transgender individuals whom Hicks may have anticipated not going to report these crimes to the police.
In Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters commentary he said; “The circumstances and victims involved in these cases are varied, but Hicks’ M.O. remained the same. Each time, these victims were raped at gunpoint while in a vulnerable situation.”
Deters continued to say; “We are concerned that more victims may be out there, and ask anyone who may have been victimized by Hicks to contact Cincinnati Police Department, Personal Crimes Detective Dana Jones at 513-352-6474.”