Joseph Eubank, Pleading Guilty To Rape And Sexual Abuse

Written By: Ishton W. Morton  – January 15th, 2020

According to court records Joseph Eubank sentencing is scheduled for March 23rd, 2020. A WCPO PHOTO

On Wednesday January 15th, 2020 Joseph Eubank, a Northern Kentucky teenager accused of raping one girl and sexually assaulting three others accepted a deal pleading guilty to one (1) count of rape and three (3) counts of sexual abuse.

Previously, according to Prosecutor Rob Sanders back in December Joseph Eubank pleaded not guilty back to these charges but changes his plea to guilty on Wednesday.

According to information received, investigators said the crimes occurred when Eubank was 14 years old.

However, according to Prosecutor Rob Sanders the investigation started Covington Catholic and investigators believed nothing criminal ever transpired on Covington Catholic school property where at that time Eubank was a student.

Reportedly, Sanders added, all of the instances were social interactions on private property.

Additionally, Sanders continues to say; “The most recent victim disclosed to a close friend (another teenager) and that close friend went to an adult. The adult reached out to the school which put them in touch with police authorities and that’s when the investigation began.”

Also, the rape and subsequent sexual abuse allegations involved four different teenage girls and four other different locations. These were investigated by several police departments, including Kenton County, Park Hills, Fort Mitchell and Fort Wright.

Sanders believed that Eubank finds his victims at parties and thusly separated them from friends giving him opportunities to be alone with them.

Pursuant to the rape and the subsequent sexual abuse allegations both the prosecution and the defense agreed to bypass the grand jury in the case, thus moving it straight to adult court.

Accordingly, Sanders had this to say, under Kentucky law, Eubank’s case fell under the statute to try him as an adult.

Also, the judge in this case ordered that there be a no contact ruling for the alleged victims.

Seemingly,  a court-appointed guardian was already in place which has prevented his contact with the victims. Nonetheless, Sanders said he just wanted to cover all the bases.

Sanders said; “Typically, in these kinds of cases it’s usually a condition of bond that the defendant and anybody acting on behalf of the defendant be ordered not to have contact with the victims. All I was doing was making sure that that usually condition of bond was a condition in this case, as well.”

Predicated on Kentucky Laws, a rape charge carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and each sexual abuse carry a maximum sentence of 5 years. However, these combined charges can carry a maximum of 25 years in penitentiary.

According to court records Joseph Eubank sentencing is scheduled for March 23rd, 2020.

 

Author: Ishton W. Morton

Formerly, Ishton W. Morton is an educator and promoter for community advocacy which includes creating programs and services, developing partnerships, and changing public policies, laws, and practices to improve the lifestyle of all people I’m still having an overwhelming desire to provide an Outreach Continuing Education process through this media.