Hamilton County Prosecuting AttorneyJoseph T. Deters
230 East Ninth StreetCincinnati, Ohio 45202Telephone (513) 946-3000 Fax (513) 946-3017www.hcpros.org
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMonday, July 29, 2013Contact: Julie Wilson(513) 946-3213
HAMILTON COUNTY PROSECUTOR JOSEPH T. DETERSANNOUNCES INDICTMENT IN 1995 COLD CASES.
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Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the indictment of Stanley Lightner (DOB 11-19-67) in 3 previously unsolved 1995 rape cases. Lightner ischarged in a 24 count indictment with 13 counts of Rape (Felony 1), 4 counts of Felonious Sexual Penetration (Felony 1), 5 counts of Kidnapping (Felony 2) and 2 countsof Felonious Assault (Felony 1 and Felony 2). He is also charged with gun and prior violent offense specifications. If convicted of all charges, he faces the possibility of lifein prison.Lightner is charged with the March 13, 1995 rape of 12 year old T.B. in counts 1-10 of
today’s indictment. T.B. was walking home with a friend when Lightner approached the
girls and grabbed T.B. Her friend was able to run away. Lightner grabbed T.B., chokedher and pointed a gun to her head. He forced her into a vacant garage at 5948 RhodeIsland where he digitally penetrated her, anally raped her and forced her to performfellatio. (Lightner is charged with Felonious Sexual Penetration for the digital penetration which was the charge for this conduct in 1995.)Counts 11-19 charge Lightner with the March 16, 1995 rape of 12 year old M.B. M.B.was playing outside with her friends when she went back into an apartment laundry roomto wash her hands. Lightner entered the laundry room and put a gun to her head andthreatened to kill her. He forced her into a wooded area on Glengate Lane and struck her in the head with a gun. He forced her to engage in anal and vaginal sex and to performfellatio on him. He then took her to another near-by location where he raped her again.
He fired a shot toward her and told her that the next shot would, “be in her.”
The final charges in today’s indictment are for the April 1, 1995 rape of 19 year old