Cuyahoga County

Sword-wielding sex offender sentenced to 28 years in prison


CLEVELAND — A sword-wielding, violent predator, accused of inflicting unthinkable acts of cruelty on adults, children and pets, was sentenced Tuesday.

Amauris Zaiter, 39, of Cleveland was sentenced to 28 and ½ years in prison after pleading guilty to more than 80 charges in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court.

Before being arrested, prosecutors said Zaiter lived near a school on Montclair Ave. in Cleveland with his girlfriend.

According to Assistant Cuyahoga County Prosecutor and Director of the Ohio Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, Brett Kyker, the girlfriend reported Zaiter to police after a series of disturbing offenses.

Kyker said it started when the woman caught Zaiter with images that looked like child pornography.

Investigators later uncovered “thousands upon thousands” of images and videos on his computer and hard drives.

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