CPD officer acquitted of rape; convicted of other charges

Julian Steele (Source: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)
Julian Steele (Source: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - A Cincinnati Police Officer has been acquitted of rape charges, but convicted of other charges in a case involving a teenage suspect.

Julian Steele was accused of two counts of abduction with a fire arm specification, two counts intimidation with a firearm specification, three counts of extortion with a firearm specification, two counts of rape with a firearm specification and sexual battery with a firearm specification.

A jury acquitted Steele on the rape charges, but found him guilty of everything else.

Steele falsely accused and imprisoned a juvenile in the Hamilton County Juvenile Detention Center in the course of a robbery investigation.  He was also charged with threats and sexual misconduct against the juvenile's mother as she attempted to secure her child's release.

He will be sentenced on Sept. 8.

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