Kroger Sex Abuse Case Ends

Covington KY- Defendant Antrione Rashad Archer was sentenced today to serve 60 days and pay a $250 fine by the Kenton District Court, following his conditional guilty plea to 3rd Degree Sexual Abuse, a Class B Misdemeanor.  On May 28, 2015 Archer entered the conditional guilty plea pursuant to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Alford v. North Carolina.  In addition, Archer is ordered to enroll in sex offender treatment program upon 72 hours of release from the Kenton County Detention Center.

Archer sexually assaulted a Northern Kentucky woman who was working at the Kroger location in Ft. Mitchell.  As part of his sentence, Archer has been ordered to have no contact with the victim, and is banned from all Kroger store locations.

A Class B Misdemeanor is punishable up to a $250 fine and 90 days in jail. Archer had sought diversion of the charges, and has reserved the right to appeal his eligibility for the diversion program.  Archer is expected to begin service of his sentence (at the conclusion of his appeal or while his appeal is pending).  Assistant Kenton County Attorney Jason Reed represented the Commonwealth in the case. 

Kenton County Attorney Stacy Tapke applauded the sentence, which comes more than a year after the assault.  “Our team stayed focused on this prosecution through several procedural delays,” she noted, “because delivering justice on behalf of the victim of the assault was important to us.”





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Posted June 2, 2015 at 07:23 AM