Cleveland cop charged with a sex crime

Michael McGrath, Chief of the Cleveland Division of Police, announced the arrest of a Cleveland Police Officer accused of sexually assaulting a female while on duty. Detective Paul Jones, 64, surrendered to Internal Affairs Detectives after a warrant was issued for his arrest alleging Gross Sexual Imposition.

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The 38- year veteran was arrested Thursday morning for Gross Sexual Imposition. Jones is accused compelling a female victim by force to engage in sexual contact while investigating a criminal case, where she was the victim. The incident occurred on November 29, 2011.

While this matter was investigated, Jones was taken off of street duty and given a non-sensitive assignment. With the filing of formal charges today Director of Public Safety Martin Flask suspended Jones from duty without pay pending the adjudication of the criminal charges against him.

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