Patrolman Accused of Sex Crimes with Boy Resigns

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RICHMOND HEIGHTS, Ohio—A local police officer resigns after he is accused of sex crimes with an underage boy.

Early Monday morning, officers were called to a home in Richmond Heights after a boy's mother found a naked man inside her home with her 14-year-old son.

"Mom was there, she was sleeping. She woke up and saw a back light on, went to see what was going on, that's when she saw him," said Richmond Heights Lt. Bob Glaettli.

The Waite Hill mayor said Matthew Mole, 35, of Mentor, submitted his resignation on Wednesday.

According to the mayor, Mole served as a Waite Hill patrolman for five years.

Mole appeared in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court on Tuesday.

After he was arraigned on a charge of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, Mole posted bond.

When officers arrived at the boy's home, Mole was placed under arrest.

"By the time (officers) got there, he did have clothes on. I don't know that (Mole) was aware she was calling police. She saw (Mole) and called 911," said Lt. Glaettli. "It's unfortunate, obviously that's real bad for our profession and we don't tolerate anything like that."

Police believe Mole contacted the teen through the Internet.

Police said during their investigation, Mole revealed that he was a police officer.

Fox 8 News tried contacting Mole and his attorney, but were not able to reach them.

"It's a sad situation, obviously for any police officer to have to come into contact with something like that, then make an arrest of another police officer, it is a bad day," said Lt. Glaettli.