Cuyahoga County

Former Cleveland police officer pleads guilty to videotaping sex with teen-ager

10/15/2014 3:15:00 PM

CLEVELAND, Ohio – A former Cleveland police officer admitted Wednesday that he videotaped himself having sex with a 15-year-old girl.

Charles Locke, 42, pleaded guilty in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court to five counts of pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor, two counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor and one count of possessing criminal tools.

By Locke pleading guilty, prosecutors agreed to dismiss seven charges, including sexually battery.

He could face more than eight years in prison when Judge Carolyn Friedland sentences him Nov. 19. Friedland said psychological reports indicate Locke was sane at the time of the offenses and was competent to help his attorney, Deanna Robertson, in his defense.

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