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Cleveland police officer arrested, charged for allegedly raping woman

Posted at 4:23 PM, Oct 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-31 17:29:28-04

CLEVELAND — A Cleveland police officer has been arrested following allegations that he raped a woman.

According to a Cleveland Municipal Court jail statement of facts, the officer, Matthew Piter, is accused of pushing the victim against a wall and then sexually assaulting her.

A spokesperson for the Cleveland Police Patrolmen's Association said that Piter is currently on unpaid administrative leave. He was hired in 2016 and most recently assigned to CPD's Second District.

The incident allegedly occurred at the officer's home on Oct. 24.

Piter was arrested on Thursday morning, charged with rape and later released on a $20,000 bond.

He is scheduled to appear in court on Friday.