Police Officer Allegedly Filmed Himself Urinating on 12-year-old Girl Waiting for School Bus: 'He Will Be Held Accountable'

A Cleveland Police officer is facing a slew of criminal charges after allegedly filming himself urinating on a 12-year-old girl, Ohio prosecutors have announced.

Solomon Nhiwatiwa, 34, was indicted by a Grand Jury this week for attempted kidnapping and multiple sexual offenses linked to an incident that allegedly occurred around 7 a.m. last Friday in the city of Euclid. He is accused of targeting a child who was waiting for a school bus.

According to prosecutors, Nhiwatiwa, who was off duty at the time, drove past the victim with his car window down and asked her if she wanted a ride to school, which she refused.

The suspect drove off but returned a minute later. Authorities allege that he approached the girl after parking his car, exposed his genitals and "began urinating on the victim while it appeared he was filming himself with his cellphone." He then walked back to his car and left the area.

Nhiwatiwa turned himself in to Euclid police yesterday and was transported to the city jail. He is set to be arraigned on Monday at 8:30 a.m. in the Cuyahoga County Justice Center, inmate records say. The legal action was announced yesterday by prosecutor Michael O'Malley.

"These actions are impossible to comprehend," O'Malley said in a statement posted to social media. "My office will... ensure that he never holds the position of police officer again." The top county prosecutor pledged to Cleveland.com: "He will be held accountable."

The local media outlet reported Nhiwatiwa has been suspended without pay from his position, which he has held since 2014. According to Fox 8, he was assigned to the third district.

The victim's mother reported the attack to law enforcement in Euclid, who were able to link Nhiwatiwa to earlier reports of a man who had been acting "strange" in the city.

It emerged a resident noted down the license plate number of Nhiwatiwa's blue SUV about an hour before his alleged attack on the girl, who has not been named. The Euclid resident told officers Nhiwatiwa was spotted peering into people's cars, "This is just an individual who is just a bad man, who just happens to work as a police officer," O'Malley noted, Fox 8 reported.

According to the Cuyahoga County prosecutor's office release, the suspect is now facing eight separate criminal charges: Attempted kidnapping with sexual motivation, pandering obscenity involving a minor, public indecency, disseminating matter harmful to juveniles, endangering children, criminal child enticement, assault and attempted interference with custody.

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