Jeff Mordock - Wash Times Justice Reporter - Criminals released - COVID 19

ByJeff Mordock- The Washington Times - Sunday, April 12, 2020

HIV-positive rapist released

In Cincinnati, Dexter Ford might seem like an obvious candidate for release.

At age 64 and HIV-positive, he checks some of the key boxes for high-risk factors. The homeless man was arrested last month on charges of trespassing after he washed himself in the bathroom of a grocery store.

But a closer look at his criminal history reveals something darker. In 2007, he was sentenced to 10 years in prison for raping an epileptic University of Cincinnati student who was walking along a road.

Camille Cooper, vice president of the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network, which advocates for sexual assault victims, said Ford’s history makes his release deeply troubling.

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