Cop Used “Sex Toy” To Sexually Assault Two Women During Illegal Traffic Stop, Prosecutors Say

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An East Cleveland police officer has been criminally charged after admitting to sexually assaulting two women with a sex toy during an illegal traffic stop.

Prosecutors said officer Kenneth Bolton stopped the women, ages 22 and 23, at Euclid Avenue and Lee Road, about 30 minutes after he heard over his police radio that other officers had cited them for traffic violations, according to Cleveland.com.

It appears Bolton tracked down the women after hearing their ages and descriptions over the radio. He then readied his sex toy which he had in his car.

CopBlock reported:

A grand jury on Thursday returned gross sexual imposition, abduction and interfering with civil rights charges against Bolton. He reportedly groped the women and used the dildo to sexually assault them between their legs.

Prosecutors said this occurred under the threat of force while the women sat horrified in their car. Following an internal investigation initiated by the Cuyahoga County Civil Rights Unit, Bolton was terminated from the East Cleveland police department on March 3.

According to a letter of termination from East Cleveland police chief Michael Cardilli, Bolton admitted in a statement to the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office that he violated “numerous misdemeanor and felony laws” during the stop.

Bolton’s charges are the latest in a long list of malfeasant incidents involving East Cleveland police. The most recent include a cop allegedly driving a prisoner to a park, beating him and then attempting to convince him not to testify in the case.

East Cleveland drug detectives Sgt. Torris Moore, Antonio Malone and Eric Jones are also currently serving federal prison sentences following revelations of a scheme to steal money from drug suspects. The officers’ actions lead to several cases involving them being thrown out by prosecutors.

As a result of a traffic stop involving another East Cleveland cop, a man received a $22 million award in June for reportedly being locked in a storage closet without food, water or access to a toilet for four days.

Bolton’s arraignment is scheduled for Monday in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court. He faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted on all charges.

(Article By Jeremiah Jones)

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