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After Sexual Abuse, Former UC Football Employee Banned from All Kroger Stores

The former University of Cincinnati football team employee accused of sexually abusing a 73-year old worker at the Ft. Mitchell Kroger was sentenced Monday.

Antrione Rashad Archer will serve 60 days in jail and pay a $250 fine after entering an Alford plea (in which the defendant proclaims his innocence but recognizes that the prosecution has enough evidence to convict him) in Kenton District Court. He was charged with third degree sexual abuse after being arrested on June 14, 2014, for exposing and placing his penis on the woman.

At the time, his attorney James Noll told The River City News that surveillance footage of the incident showed Archer and the woman engaging in "consensual close conversation" in the pharmacy aisles, and then engaging in "consensual dancing of a rhythmic nature".

Archer, 28, was swiftly fired from his position as director of player development at the University of Cincinnati. 

Upon 72 hours of release from the Kenton County Detention Center, Archer will enroll in a sex offender treatment program, will have no contact with the victim, and is banned from all Kroger locations. Archer had sought diversion of the charges and has reserved the right to appeal his eligibility to the diversion program.

His sentence will begin at the conclusion of his appeal.

Assistant Kenton County Attorney Jason Reed represented the Commonwealth in the case.  

“Our team stayed focused on this prosecution through several procedural delays,”said Kenton County Attorney Stacy Tapke, “because delivering justice on behalf of the victim of the assault was important to us.”
 
-Staff report
Photo: Antrione Rashad Archer (via Kenton Co. Detention Center)