(8-12-21) Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the dismissal of the indictment against Crosley MacEachen (18). MacEachen was previously indicted for one count of Rape (F1), one count of Sexual Battery (F3), and one count of Gross Sexual Imposition (F4).

MacEachen was indicted in July for the alleged crimes that happened on Dec. 6, 2020, according to court documents.

In line with normative legal conventions observed by the Buckeye State, the girl’s name has not been publicly released, though she was identified in the DA’s request for an arrest warrant as “E.P.

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters commented,

“Information came to light after MacEachen was indicted that has changed our understanding of this case. This dismissal is not a comment on the guilt or innocence of MacEachen.

Our job as prosecutors is to seek justice. It is not to seek convictions.

We have an ethical obligation to only proceed on cases where we believe there is a likelihood of success at trial. Based on the information we have today, we will not be proceeding further.”

MacEachen played football at Moeller High School before transferring to Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy for his senior year. He is listed as a CB/WR, he also was a member of the basketball team.

An announcement from CHCA posted in May said he had signed to play football at the University of St. Francis in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He has since withdrawn from the school.

From the CHCA web site:

Crosley MacEachen of Amberley signed to play football with University of St. Francis, located in Fort Wayne, Indiana. MacEachen was named MVC First Team. He averaged 17 yards per catch, was a sensational kick and punt returner, and a strong defensive player.

CHCA Head Football Coach KC Woods

“Crosley is one of the most dynamic football players that I’ve had the pleasure to coach. Every time he touched the ball, everyone’s eyes got a little bigger. He is also one of the smartest football minds that I have coached. He understands the game as well as most coaches do. Crosley will have a remarkable career for NAIA powerhouse St. Francis.”