Loveland, Ohio – Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced a new indictment of former Loveland Police officer Anthony Pecord for one count of Felonious Assault. If convicted of this charge, he faces a maximum sentence of 8 additional years in prison. (Former Loveland Police Officer Anthony Pecord pleads down to three counts of Gross Sexual Imposition)
Deters asks anyone who has had sexual contact with Pecord since 2016, and believes they may have been exposed, to contact Detective Jack Losekamp with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department at 513-595-7484.
In March, Pecord pled guilty to three counts of Gross Sexual Imposition (F4) and was sentenced to 4 years in prison related to an incident that took place on January 24, 2021.
Post-conviction, it was determined that Pecord was HIV-positive, and was aware of his HIV status prior to his unlawful sexual conduct with the victim according to a statement released by the Prosecutor’s office. “The victim was not aware of Pecord’s HIV status, and did not consent to the sexual conduct with the defendant.”
Deters commented, “The trauma of a sexual assault is something that changes you forever. To add to that the fear of contracting HIV is horrifying for the victim.”
Pecord was originally indicted by a Hamilton County Grand Jury on March 15 on 16 counts; 8 counts of Rape, and 8 counts of Sexual Battery. In the original complaint filed by Hamilton County detective Jack Losekamp, Pecord was charged with raping the victim while the victim was unconscious and unable to consent due to intoxication. Losekamp said that the victim was surreptitiously given an intoxicant, a first-degree felony. The complaint alleged there was forensic evidence on Pecord’s cell phone that he committed the crime.