PD: Accused 'Delhi rapist' attacks his attorney

Posted at 11:40 AM, Nov 13, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-13 11:40:18-05

CINCINNATI -  The man accused of being the "Delhi rapist" broke out of his handcuffs and brutally attacked his attorney  in a Justice Center meeting room, the prosecutor's office said Friday.

Tony Pippin, 42,  convicted of child rape and charged with two other rapes, repeatedly punched his appellate attorney, Roger Kirk, in the face on Nov. 3,  according to an indictment.

According to the prosecutor, Pippin was handcuffed and shackled and a corrections officer was in the room, but he was able to remove the handcuffs with a piece of metal. A few minutes into the meeting, Pippin stood and punched Kirk "4-5 times." 

Kirk suffered a concussion and bruising and was taken to a hospital. Justice Center staff subdued Pippin.

Prosecutor Joe Deters called Pippin "the Delhi rapist" in 2014 after Pippin was arrested and charged with  raping two women and a 15-year-old in the Delhi area in 2012.

Deters said Pippin followed the women from the Knotty Pine bar in White Oak and attacked them in their homes.

Pippin is serving time for child rape and faces additional rape charges, Deters said.  

"There are no words to describe Pippin. He is a dangerous and evil person," Deters said in a statement.

Pippin could get up to 19 years in prison if convicted on all charges in the attack on Kirk. Pippin was indicted Friday  on charges of felonious assault, assault, escape and retaliation.