A Cleveland police officer is accused of urinating on a 12-year-old girl while she waited at a bus stop, after he allegedly tried to kidnap her.
Officer Soloman Nhiwatiwa, 34, was off duty Friday when prosecutors said he drove up to a 12-year-old girl who was sitting on the sidewalk waiting for her school bus, according to WEWS-TV.
Nhiwaitwa allegedly asked the girl if she wanted a ride to school. She repeatedly refused the offer and Nhiwatiwa initially drove away, but he returned a short time later, prosecutors said.
This time, he allegedly parked his car, walked up to the girl, exposed himself and urinated on her while filming the incident on his cell phone. He then got back into the car and drove away.
A neighbor called Euclid Police after noticing a man—who was later identified by authorities as Nhiwatiwa—acting strangely and peering into other people’s vehicles, Cleveland.com reports.
The girl’s mother also called police to report the incident and authorities were able to identify Nhiwatiwa, a five-year veteran of the Cleveland police, as the alleged culprit. He turned himself into authorities on Tuesday and has been suspended without pay as the investigation continues.
“These actions are impossible to comprehend,” Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael O’Malley said, according to WCMH. “My office will hold him accountable and ensure that he never holds the position of police officer again.”
Nhiwatiwa has been charged with attempted kidnapping, pandering obscenity, disseminating material harmful to juveniles, assault, endangering children, child enticement, interfering with the custody and public indecency.
This isn’t the first time Nhiwatiwa has been removed from duty. Earlier this year, he received a four-day suspension after he failed to care for a radio and batteries that had been assigned to him. He has also suspended twice by the department in 2018, once for insubordination and another time for unprofessional conduct, WEWS-TV reports.
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