news from the Prosecutor's Office

December 23, 2008
(HAMILTON, OH) Thirty-three year old John Mucher of Hamilton, Ohio pled guilty as charged on December 22, 2008 to 6 counts of Rape, 1 count of Gross Sexual Imposition, 2 counts of Illegal Use of a Minor in a Nudity Oriented Material or Performance, and 30 counts of Pandering Sexually Oriented Matter Involving a Minor. Mucher had been molesting an eight year child since 2004. His conduct came to light in August of 2008 when the child disclosed a "secret" to a friend. The child's disclosure caused Det. Mark Hayes of the Hamilton Police Department to launch an investigation, which led to a confession by the defendant and the seizure of numerous materials containing child pornography. Prosecutor Piper stated, “He plead guilty as charged to every count in the indictment because we offered no reductions. This is one of the more horrendous cases our office has seen. The nature of the sexual abuse inflicted is not fit for publication. Mucher is the kind of guy that makes you want the death penalty for child sex abusers. It’s appropriate for him to spend the rest of his life in prison. We continue to praise the Hamilton Police Department for the commitment of their detectives in taking guys like this off the street. Detective Hayes did an outstanding job.” Mucher will be sentenced by the Honorable Judge Patricia Oney on February 2, 2009 at 12:00 p.m. In accepting the guilty pleas, the Judge indicated the sentence would likely be life in prison with parole eligibility no sooner than 35-years.
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