On Monday a man was indicted on multiple sexual charges, that involved four victims, some under 10 years old, according to Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters.
Nicholas Howell, 36, was indicted on 23 counts, including 11 counts of rape, 11 counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, and one count of gross sexual imposition.
Howell and the four victims were all family acquaintances.
The incidents took place at his house in Colerain Township and after the sexual abuse, Howell would often buy their silence with money or gift cards.
One of the victims later told an adult what was happening, and the Colerain Township police were called and started their investigation.
If convicted of all charges, Howell faces multiple mandatory life sentences and lifetime sex offender registration because some victims were under 10 years of age when the incidents occurred, and some involved using force to gain submission of a victim under the age of 13, Deters said.