Cleveland officer charged with 11 counts of solicitation of prostitution

CLEVELAND– A Cleveland police officer was charged with 11 counts of solicitation of prostitution, the Cleveland Division of Police said on Monday.

Sgt. Michael Rybarczyk, 58, was placed on restricted duty, pending the outcome of the criminal case.

Rybarczyk is a 29-year veteran of the department. He was mostly assigned to the first district.

Court records described 11 incidents between July 28 and Dec. 2 involving women from ages 18 to 28. He offered to pay $40 to $100 for sexual favors, according to court documents.

The Cleveland Division of Police Internal Affairs Unit handled the investigation.

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