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Burglary reported at home of Cleveland police officer accused of urinating on 12-year-old girl

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Posted at 4:56 PM, Aug 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-23 21:50:25-04

CLEVELAND — Authorities are investigating a burglary that was reported at the home of a Cleveland police officer accused of urinating on a 12-year-old girl and trying to kidnap her last week.

The burglary was reported on Thursday around 10 a.m., according to Cleveland police.

News 5 has reached out to Cleveland police for more details, but authorities have not released specifics regarding the burglary, other than to confirm that it happened and no arrests have been made.

The officer, Solomon Nhiwatiwa, 34, was charged this week for an Aug. 16 incident involving a seventh-grader from Euclid.

According to police, Nhiwatiwa finished his shift around midnight on the morning of the incident. He was later spotted by a Euclid resident who told police she saw him standing in her driveway and “acting suspiciously.” The resident took down Nhiwatiwa’s license plate and reported the incident.

A short time later, Nhiwatiwa drove up to the 12-year-old girl as she was waiting for her school bus on Euclid Avenue, police said. Nhiwatiwa tried unsuccessfully several times to offer the girl a ride to school. When she refused, he drove away but returned minutes later on foot.

Nhiwatiwa approached the girl, holding his penis outside his pants with one hand and a cellphone in the other. It appeared he was filming the incident, the authorities said.

According to police, Nhiwatiwa urinated on the girl’s head, upper body and legs. When the girl asked him, “what his problem was,” Nhiwatiwa responded, “What’s your problem b*tch” and then walked away while continuing to film her.

Nhiwatiwa was later identified by the girl through a photo line-up. Police had obtained his BMV photo after the Euclid resident gave authorities his license plate number. An officer investigating the case tied the two incidents together and Nhiwatiwa was arrested.

Nhiwatiwa is facing a slew of charges, including attempted kidnapping and assault

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