PRESS RELEASE, 5/19/2010

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announces charge of Identity Fraud in case of Oregon man claiming to be Jason Evers

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced that a charge of Identity Fraud (ORC Section 2913.49/Felony 5) has been filed against an Oregon man claiming to be the late Cincinnatian Jason Evers (DOB 1-6-79).

The real Jason Evers was murdered in Cincinnati in 1982 when he was three years old. Adrian Williams was convicted of his murder and remains jailed.

On April 27, U.S. Department of State agents arrested the person claiming to be Jason Evers. The discrepancy with his identity came to light during a review of his passport application. The defendant is charged in federal court in Oregon with Passport Fraud and has been in custody since the date of his arrest. To date, he has refused to reveal his true identity to authorities.

A warrant for his arrest accompanies the Hamilton County charge and a holder has been placed on him.

Prosecutor Deters commented, "We are going to find out who this guy is. And we will find out why he stole this beautiful little boy's name."