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CLEVELAND -- Duhamel Torres, 42 was sentenced to one year in jail for sexual battery and tampering with records. Crimes prosecutors say he committed while on duty as a Cleveland police officer.
Torres was originally indicted on rape, kidnapping, tampering with records and other charges. In May of this year he plead guilty to sexual batter and tampering with records. Torres then resigned his position as a Cleveland police officer.
Prosecutors say last December, while on duty, Torres encountered a 41-year-old female in the area of West 43rd Street and Lorain Avenue.
Torres then used the law enforcement database to view information about the victim.
Prosecutors say Torres then asked the victim about a warrant and ordered her into his patrol car so he could give her a ride home.
The victim says Torres drove to the area of 2100 Scranton, slapped her, and then forced her to perform a sex act before dropping her off near her home.
Torres told investigators that he was at Steelyard Commons during the time of the rape.
The automatic vehicle locator in his patrol car indicated he was in the area of 2100 Scranton. DNA from the rape kit matched Torres'.
Torres was also ordered to pay a $2,000 fine and will have to register as a sex offender for life.
Tags: sex, sexual, offender, issues, sex offender, sexual offender, male offender, ohio, police,
Location: Cleveland, Ohio, United States (load item map)
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