Nurse specialist accused of sexual contact with minor in his office

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Inder Jeet Sharma (Photo Credit: Mentor Police Department)

MENTOR, Ohio — A psychiatric clinical nurse specialist has been arrested after being accused of molesting a child under the age of 13.

According to Mentor Police Department, Inder Jeet Sharma, 62, of North Royalton, faces charges of gross sexual imposition, importuning and tampering with evidence in the case.

Police say an investigation revealed Sharma had sexual contact with the child in his medical office in Mentor.

Sharma is also accused of soliciting the child for sexual act via text messages. Police say Sharma was actually communicating with Mentor detectives at the time.

Police say he was arrested outside of his home and will be arraigned in Mentor Municipal Court Thursday.