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Colerain Township man charged with 23 sex crimes involving minors

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Posted at 11:31 AM, Sep 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-21 11:31:15-04

CINCINNATI — A Colerain Township man was indicted Monday on nearly two dozen charges involving sexual assault and exploitation of minors.

Nicholas Howell, 36, stands charged with 11 counts of rape, 11 counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor and one count of gross sexual imposition.

According to Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters, the crimes involved multiple victims, some under the age of 10. Deters said Howell bribed his victims using money and gift cards to keep their sexual abuse a secret.

Howell could receive multiple life sentences if convicted on all charges.