Cuyahoga County

Former police officer sentenced for having sex with teen girl


CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - He was a 42-year-old police officer with a clean record, yet he led a young girl down a terrible path after befriending her.

Cleveland police officer Charles Locke is the man who slapped handcuffs on serial killer Anthony Sowell in 2009. Now his notoriety comes after admitting in court he had sex with a 15-year-old girl and videotaped it.

"In one of these videos, he's actually wearing his uniform," assistant county prosecutor Chris Schroeder told the judge at sentencing.

The videos Locke took were far too graphic to play in court, let alone play in a courtroom where her family sat. His sentencing was emotional, showing through the victim's father's address to him.

"That's my 15-year-old daughter, bro. For real, man. That's my family, man."

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