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Cleveland officer accused of inappropriate relationship found guilty of unauthorized use of property

Posted: 12:36 PM, Nov 01, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-01 16:36:47Z

A Cleveland officer accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a 17-year-old girl in Rocky River has been found guilty of unauthorized use of property/computer system, courts records confirmed Thursday.

The officer, identified as Thomas Tewell, 32, was found not guilty on disseminating matter harmful to juveniles, according to court records.

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In February, Rocky River police received a complaint from the teen's parents.

Police detectives investigated the complaint with support and cooperation from the Cleveland Police Internal Affairs Unit, according to Rocky River police. Tewell was indicted in July following the investigation and was suspended without pay, according to police.

Tewell is scheduled to be sentenced on Nov. 30 at 10:30 a.m.