Cuyahoga County

Ex-Cleveland cop is sentenced to 9 years after rape conviction

Cleveland --
In April 2014 former Cleveland Police Officer Gregory Jones was convicted of rape and kidnapping and on Friday he was sentenced to nine years in prison.

At the start of the hearing, things intensified for Jones when he would not cooperate with Judge Steven Gall.  When prompted to fill out a form stating that he understood his responsibility as a sex offender, Jones refused. When Judge Gall asked Jones if he understood what was being asked of him, he would not give confirmation. The hearing ended with Jones neither signing the form nor answering the Judge's questions about his new obligation.

On July 13, 2012, Jones, 48, sexually assaulted a 34-year-old female victim of Chicago.The victim was visiting friends at a home on Ohio Avenue in Cleveland and was introduced to Jones through a mutual friend.

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