Court docs: Former home health care worker indicted on new rape charges

Former home healthcare worker facing additional charges of rape

CINCINNATI (FOX19) - A former home health care worker facing several charges of rape and sexual battery against one victim is now accused of attacking a second victim.

Joseph Stanford, 49, has been indicted on 12 new rape charges, according to court documents, involving an elderly victim from 2011 to 2016.

Stanford worked as a support provider for Community Supports Incorporated in Lockland. The agency provides services to people with developmental disabilities.

There is no word whether these newly alleged instances of rape occurred while Stanford worked for the company.

“If he had the opportunity, he absolutely would do it again,” Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters said. “He did it repeatedly. He’s just a predator.”

In October 2019, Stanford was indicted by a Hamilton County Grand Jury on four counts of rape and three counts of sexual battery.

According to that indictment, Stanford was accused of assaulting the victim from Aug. 2018 to July 2019. It states the victim was not able to give consent because of a mental or physical condition or because of advanced age.

“I mean, who would do that?” Deters asked. “Who would take an old guy and sodomize him, repeatedly? And, look, he’s facing 180 years in prison and hopefully, he dies there.”

At that time, the company confirmed that Stanford was no longer an employee of Community Supports, Inc.

Stanford remains behind bars on a $200,000 bond following his arrest in November

He is set to appear in court on Feb. 10 on the first set of rape and sexual battery charges.

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