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Bond raised for former foster parent charged with rape

Published: Jun. 20, 2012 at 4:10 PM EDT
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Barbara Brooks (Source: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)
Barbara Brooks (Source: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Bond was increased Wednesday morning for a former foster parent and babysitter who is facing a total of 18 sex charges.

Barbara Brooks, 62, appeared in Hamilton County court on Wednesday morning on 15 counts of rape and three counts of gross sexual imposition.

Brooks pleaded not guilty and had her bond increased to $500,000.

Brooks was arrested earlier this month for two counts of rape for an incident that took place sometime between 2000 and 2003. She was indicted this week on the additional charges.

Brooks is charged with sexually assaulting four different children she babysat between January 1, 2000 and February 27, 2007.  The sexual assaults are alleged to have occurred in her homes in Mt. Healthy and Springfield Township.

If convicted of all charges, she faces the possibility of spending the rest of her life in prison.

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