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Ex-jailer charged with assaulting inmate at Cuyahoga County Jail

Accused of attack in jail's mental health unit
Cuyahoga County Jail
Posted at 12:35 PM, Sep 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-18 12:35:26-04

CLEVELAND, OH — A former Cuyahoga County corrections officer has been charged with assaulting an inmate in the troubled jail's mental health unit.

On Thursday, prosecutors charged 40 year-old Charles Enoch with one count of misdemeanor assault for the November 2018 attack.

According to court documents, Enoch struck the inmate in the face without provocation.

As 5 On Your Side Investigators previously reported, the assault was captured on jail surveillance cameras.

Enoch was suspended for 20 days for the incident.

He resigned from the jail in March after nearly 13 years on the job.

Enoch is scheduled to be arraigned next month.

RELATED: New video from inside the Cuyahoga County jail shows corrections officer allegedly assaulting inmate

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