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Police investigating after Cleveland crash victim says she was held in a freezer

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Posted at 11:25 AM, Aug 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-21 13:39:53-04

CLEVELAND — Two police agencies are investigating after a vehicle crashed on Cleveland’s East Side Tuesday morning and a female occupant told police she had been sexually assaulted and held in a freezer, but then said the attack never happened.

The crash happened near East 115th Street and Superior Avenue, authorities said. The woman told Cleveland police officers she was sexually assaulted in East Cleveland.

After the crash, East Cleveland police said that the woman told their department she had been held in freezer, but then recanted it, only to say that it did actually happen.

ECPD said that the woman appears to be “understandably confused.”

Cleveland police are investigating the crash, while East Cleveland police are investigating if the sexual assault occurred, authorities said.

During the investigation, 41-year-old Eric Glaze was arrested in the 1600 block of Glenmont Road and detained on an unrelated outstanding felony warrant. A new warrant on kidnapping and attempted murder charges has been issued, according to ECPD.