Jay Warren, Jay.Warren@wcpo.com , Ian Preuth, Ian.Preuth@wcpo.com
1:37 PM, Apr 12, 2012
12:16 AM, Apr 13, 2012
UNION TOWNSHIP, Ohio - A Union Township woman is facing several charges for allegedly raping a teenage boy at knife point.
Police said Jamie Nichole Phillips, 20, held a knife to the throat of the 14-year-old victim and brought him into her apartment where she forced him to perform sex acts. The crime allegedly happened in the evening of Saturday April 7 at an apartment located on Eastwood Drive.
Sgt. Scott Blankenship with Union Township police said a knock at the door was enough distraction for the boy to quickly leave. Police said the boy was not physically harmed during the encounter.
"This young juvenile victim walked out from visiting his mother to get something out of the car. When he walked outside, a neighbor, which he had been associated with simply by being her neighbor, approached the victim put a weapon to his throat and chest area, and ordered him back into the apartment," said Blankenship.
The boy told his friends about the alleged incident who then encouraged him to tell his parents. The victim's family went to police on Easter Sunday.
Blankenship said investigators found a knife at the scene and other supporting evidence.
Phillips, who was indicted by a Clermont County grand jury on Wednesday, cooperated with the investigation, according to Blankenship.
"In my entire career in law enforcement I think I've seen one other case like this," said Blankenship.
Phillips is charged with rape, unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, kidnapping and felonious assault.
Clermont County Prosecutor Don White told 9 News that Phillips faces a maximum of 31 years in prison. She is being held at the Clermont County Jail on a $200,000 cash bond.
"I've been an elected prosecutor for 24 years. I've not seen a forcible rape like this where a weapon was used involving a woman," said White.