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Cleveland officer indicted by grand jury for allegedly raping woman he met on Tinder

Posted at 12:48 PM, Jan 07, 2020

CLEVELAND — A Cleveland police officer has been indicted on rape and gross sexual imposition charges by a Cuyahoga County grand jury on Monday, according to court documents.

Matthew Piter has been charged with rape and gross sexual imposition after he allegedly raped a woman he brought back to his home following a Tinder date.

The alleged incident happened on Oct. 24, when Piter and a woman met on Tinder before agreeing to meet for dinner at a restaurant in the 16800 block of Lorain Avenue.

After dinner, the two went back to Piter’s house, where he allegedly pushed the woman against a wall and sexually assaulted her, according to court documents.

After the assault, the woman told Piter that she would go on another date with him as a “ way of getting out of the resident and away” from Piter.

The woman called a ride-share service, went back to her apartment, where she called the police.

She was later treated by Cleveland EMS but declined to go to the hospital, according to the report.

Piter is scheduled to be arraigned on Jan. 21.


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