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Joseph Eubank: Former Covington Catholic High School student pleads guilty to rape, sexual abuse

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Posted at 10:56 AM, Jan 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-15 11:24:22-05

COVINGTON, Ky. — A Northern Kentucky teenager pleaded guilty to rape and sexual abuse, according to Commonwealth’s Attorney Rob Sanders.

Seventeen-year-old Joseph Eubank, a former Covington Catholic High School student, pleaded guilty on Wednesday, Sanders said.

Eubank was in eighth grade when first accused of committing a sex crime, according to court documents. He has been charged as an adult.

Eubank pleaded guilty to one count of rape and three counts of sexual abuse against four different girls – all minors. Prosecutors say the attacks happened when Eubank was between the ages of 14 and 16.

Sanders released the following statement:

"Justice was obtained for our victims without putting them through the trauma of testifying in open court but there are no winners in this case. Several young women have to live with the emotional scars caused by Mr. Eubank and he’s headed to prison for a very long time at only seventeen years of age.

"I hope this case is a message to victims of sexual assault that they can be confident coming forward because we take them very seriously and will fight for justice on their behalf."

Eubank pleaded not guilty to the charges in court last month.

Sanders said the recommended sentence is 25 years in prison.