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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WJW) – A Cleveland police officer charged with trying to kidnap a child and urinating on her at a bus stop was sentenced Tuesday to four and a half years in prison.

Solomon Nhiwatiwa was arrested in August.

Solomon Nhiwatiwa
Solomon Nhiwatiwa (Photo courtesy: Euclid police)

Prosecutors said Nhiwatiwa approached the victim while she was waiting for the school bus on Euclid Avenue in Euclid.

Prosecutors say Nhiwatiwa was off-duty at the time and asked if the 12-year-old needed a ride to school, urinating on her when she refused.

The FOX 8 I-Team confirmed Nhiwatiwa struck a plea deal last month.

The maximum sentence he faced was 7 and a half years.

He must also register as a tier 1 sex offender.

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