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Ex-cop Sentenced For Videotaping Sex With Teen While In Uniform

November 21, 2014  |  Posted by: Giovanni DePhillips
Ex-cop Sentenced For Videotaping Sex With Teen While In Uniform

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A former Cleveland police officer said working too hard led him to videotape himself having sex in his uniform with a 15-year-old girl.

Charles Locke, 42, was sentenced to 19 and a half years in prison after pleading guilty last month to having a sexual relationship with the teen and videotaping two encounters.

“It was an emotional thing,” Locke told the court Wednesday. “I had no control.”

Locke said he was exhausted from working 90 hours a week when he met the girl at a recreation center, according to Raw Story. He served as a security guard there, in addition to his police duties.

The girl’s family became suspicious when the two began spending a lot of time together at the recreation center and in his police cruiser, according to 19 Action News. Her parents said they heard rumors he had relationships with teens he met at the rec center.

Locke was arrested in July and placed on unpaid administrative leave. He was fired after pleading guilty last month to five counts of pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor, two counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor and one count of possessing criminal tools.

Videos of Locke’s encounters with the teen were too graphic to show in court.

Locke is an “aberration,” Carl Hartman, Internal Affairs investigator, said.

“He is a cancer among the proud, honest and hard-working members of the Cleveland Division of Police,” Hartman said. “Charles Locke is a monster.”

The girl said she is now struggling with depression.

“I trusted him a lot,” the teen wrote in a letter to the court. “My mood now changes too much. I’m depressed. I’m sad, mad, and sometimes happy.”

This case was the first time Locke was disciplined since he began working for the police department in 2007, attorney Deanna Robertson said. He gained notoriety in 2009 as the officer who arrested serial killer Anthony Sowell and testified at his trial.

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