LAKEWOOD, OH (WOIO) - A Lakewood police dispatcher, who was arrested on multiple rape and kidnapping charges this past December, will stand trial starting March 5.
Despite his arrest late last year, Andre Walden, 20, continued to work at the police department for several weeks, but was placed on leave on Feb. 23 when his superiors were reportedly made aware of the felony charges leveled against him.
Walden was briefly incarcerated following his arrest, but was released after posting a $50,000 bond, according to court records.
Lakewood Law Director Kevin Butler issued the following statement on Monday:
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