Cleveland Police Officer Charged with Rape

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CLEVELAND — A Cleveland police officer accused of sexual assault while off-duty was ordered to have no contact with the alleged victim.

At the felony arraignment on Friday, Patrol Officer Gregory C. Jones was charged with rape and also ordered to surrender all firearms and his passport.

He did not enter a plea.

Jones, with the Fourth District, surrendered and was arrested on Thursday.

According to Chief Michael McGrath with the Cleveland Division of Police, Jones allegedly raped a female on July 13.

The 21-year veteran was suspended without pay pending the adjudication of the criminal charges against him.

During a prior investigation, Jones was taken off street duty and given a non-sensitive assignment.

Bond was set at $50,000 and 10% was posted at $5,000.

The case was continued until Aug. 24.

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