A Cleveland police officer was arrested Tuesday on accusations he tried to kidnap a 12-year-old girl.
According to WKYC.com, Patrol Officer Solomon Nhiwatiwa, 34, was officially indicted Wednesday by a Cuyahoga County Grand Jury facing the following charges.
- 1 count of Attempted Kidnapping (with Sexual Motivation Specification)
- 1 count of Pandering Obscenity Involving A Minor
- 1 count of Disseminating Matter Harmful To Juveniles
- 1 count of Endangering Children
- 1 count of Criminal Child Enticement
- 1 count of Public Indecency
- 1 count of Assault
- 1 count of Attempted Interference With Custody
According to the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office the alleged incident happened Aug. 16. Nhiwatiwa is accused of driving past the victim with his windows rolled down as she waited for a school bus on Euclid Avenue. He asked her if she needed a ride, and the victim refused.
Nhiwatiwa drove off, but returned about one minute later and parked his vehicle. Authorities say he approached the victim, exposed his genitals and began to urinate on her while apparently filming the incident on his phone. He returned to his car and drove off, but turned himself in to Euclid police Tuesday.
Nhiwatiwa, a five-year veteran of the force and has been immediately suspended without pay pending the outcome of the case. He is scheduled for arraignment Aug. 26 at 8:30 a.m.
Viral Video Shows Phoenix Police Pull Gun on Pregnant Mother, 2 Kids; Social Media Reacts
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This shit puts hate in your heart. These officers @phoenixpolice need to be prosecuted for their clear racist acts. These officers are the danger. What kind of man tries to rip a mother from her child!? And worse yet have a badge to get away with it. #phoenixpolice https://t.co/EFM32Rurhv— Gabrill_NoChill 🌊🌕🤘🏿 (@Trill_Gabrill) June 14, 2019
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#phoenixpolice #PhoenixPD You cops demand respect but allow your fellow officers to act like this?!? All police officers involved should be fired and charged for abuse of authority. You don’t deserve respect you don’t deserve shit!— jeremy (@jeremy68563607) June 15, 2019
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Please make sure to tag the police, governor and city! @dougducey @CityofPhoenixAZ @phoenixpolice Residents should be up in arms! And America at large should find this atrocious. For 99¢ 99 CENTS! She was met with GUNS for 99¢ #phoenixpolice #PhoenixPD— Danielle (@danniegurl) June 14, 2019
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I pray this family gets every single cent they are seeking. The trauma that the four of them will suffer will remain long after the checks clear. God, bless them abundantly. 🙏🏼 #phoenixpolice #PhoenixPD https://t.co/ybGR9b3pbE— krysta elder (@KrystaElder) June 15, 2019
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This white cop is are so frightened of a black couple after their 4 year old daughter supposedly stole a doll from a fucking Dollar Store that he threatens to shoot the pregnant mom as she has a child in her arms. Shoot her in the HEAD. #PhoenixPolice https://t.co/4S2w14nueQ https://t.co/TEMiRvBxvG— TerryHasAnOpinon (@Terrysagirl) June 15, 2019
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FEAR & INTIMIDATION was the goal of all the officers in this video @PhxPDChief -they are ALL accountable because they ALL had their guns drawn & did not intervene when it was obvious a few @phoenixpolice should have-Immediate Suspension no pay & no excuses #phoenixpolice #Phoenix https://t.co/O4Jqam5cic— David Quintana (@DavidOQuintana) June 15, 2019
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