Cleveland, OH – A Cleveland police officer allegedly kidnapped a 12-year-old girl and then filmed himself peeing on her.
The Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office said the incident occurred on Aug. 16 when off-duty Cleveland Police Officer Solomon Nhiwatiwa approached a girl waiting for a school bus, WEWS reported.
He asked her if she wanted a ride and she declined.
The prosecutor said that 34-year-old Officer Nhiwatiwa drove away after the girl refused his offer, but then he circled back and parked his car.
The off-duty officer got out of his SUV and walked up to the 12 year old, WEWS reported.
Then he exposed his genitals and urinated on her while he filmed the assault with his cell phone.
The police report said that the officer urinated on the girl’s head, body, and upper arms, WJW reported.
When Officer Nhiwatiwa was finished, he got back into his car and drove away, WEWS reported.
Then the victim called her mother at work and told her what had happened, WJW reported.
“These actions are impossible to comprehend,” Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael C. O’Malley said. “My office will hold him accountable and ensure that he never holds the position of police officer again.”
The police report said that Euclid police investigating the incident were able to identify Officer Nhiwatiwa because of another suspicious person report about him made earlier the same day, WJW reported.
Euclid police arrested him on Tuesday, WEWS reported.
Court records showed the officer had been charged with attempted kidnapping, criminal child enticement, public indecency, pandering obscenity involving a minor, disseminating matter harmful to juveniles, endangering children, assault, and attempted interference of custody.
The Cleveland Police Department suspended Officer Nhiwatiwa without pay pending the completion of an Internal Affairs investigation, WEWS reported.
The officer is a five-year veteran of the Cleveland PD who worked as patrol officer in the city’s Third District.
His next court appearance is scheduled for Aug. 26.