Thursday, May 23 2013 8:13 AM EDT2013-05-23 12:13:17 GMT
A 9-year-old Cincinnati boy is one of four finalists in the Secret Millionaires Club 'Grow Your Own Business Challenge.' Almost 4,000 kids ages 7 to 16 entered their creative business ideas to the competitionFull Story >
A Cincinnati boy is the grand prize winner in Warren Buffett's 'Grow Your Own Business Challenge.' Full Story >
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:41 AM EDT2013-05-23 11:41:54 GMT
A two-family home in Norwood has been evacuated due to a large sinkhole in the basement. Police say a 25-foot hole has opened in the building in the 1900 block of Maple Avenue. Two people living on theFull Story >
A two-family home in Norwood has been evacuated due to a large sinkhole in the basement.Full Story >
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-23 11:30:45 GMT
Construction is nearly completion at U Square @ the Loop. The 4.2 acre strip of land along McMillan Avenue has seen an impressive transformation since its groundbreaking in January 2012. U Square @ theFull Story >
Construction is nearly completion at U Square @ the Loop.Full Story >
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:26 AM EDT2013-05-23 11:26:07 GMT
A Lower Price Hill man is arrested on rape charges. Police say Shyon Clark, 28, engaged in sexual conduct with a 10-year-old girl. He is expected to appear in court on Thursday. Copyright 2013 WXIX.Full Story >
A Lower Price Hill man is arrested on rape charges.Full Story >
CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -
A local woman says she's not proud of what she's done, but she wants the public to know about her experience with a veteran police officer.
"What he did was very wrong."
19 Action News Chief Investigative Reporter Carl Monday isn't naming the officer, but we can tell you he works for Garfield Heights Police.
The woman, who says she's known the cop for some time, kept some of the text messages she says were sent by the officer.
"U out? Go to Warner Rd." Ah my dirty girl. Waitin."
Two minutes later, the impatient patrolman sends a second text, too crude to print, much less show on TV.
"What did he want you to do?" asked Monday.
"Perform oral sex with him," she replied.
She says the two met twice. Once at a city park off Canal Road in neighboring Cuyahoga Heights. She says the officer was in full uniform, on-duty in his police car.
"He pulled my pants down and had me perform oral sex on him," she said wiping her tears.
"In the police car?"
Monday took the allegations to Garfield Heights Police Chief Robert Sackett. The Chief confirmed that the same woman came to him several months ago, but never revealed the cops name or the text messages.
"I'm glad you brought this to my attention," said the Chief. "Certainly, we can't have things like this and we'll investigate it."
Last week, Monday caught up with officer in question as he approached his patrol car.
"Officer, wondered if we could ask you a few questions? What about this woman's allegations that you engaged in sexual activity in a patrol car?" The officer politely declined comment.
Chief Sackett says it's not the kind of behavior he would tolerate from any police officer, including the sexting on-duty.
If the practice of a cop sexting on duty sounds familiar, it should.
Recently, 19 Action News introduced you to Detective Vincent Lucarelli, Cleveland's "Sexting Cop." Monday and his team uncovered some thirty thousand text messages sent or received by Lucarelli to woman involved in cases he was investigating.
Ron Turner, now a private investigator, was a Cleveland officer for twenty one years. He, too has been looking into Lucarelli. He interviewed nine women who exchange texts with the finger happy cop.
"Even the girls in his own neighborhood were victims of him," Turner said.
When one neighborhood girl turned eighteen, she told Monday that Lucarelli began driving her around in his detective car.
She showed 19 Action News texts from Lucarelli, and said he began giving her hundreds of dollars to buy shoes and clothing.
"What did he expect in return for this money?" asked Monday.
"Pictures," she answered.
"What kind of pictures?"
"Um, nude, in panties and bra."
She says the two engaged in sexual activity, but unlike the Garfield case, it didn't involve a police car.
The teen still lives at home with her mom, not far from the officer the family grew to trust.
"He violated that trust?" Monday asked the mom.
"Yes, yes. Tremendously."
"Should this guy be a police officer?"
"Of course not."
Lucarelli may not be for long. The officer was cleared by the City Prosecutor of any criminal charges. But the case has been sent back to Cleveland's Police Chief and Safety Director, who could suspend Lucarelli, or even fire him.
19 Action News has obtained over 30,000 text messages sent and received by local police officers. Some of the racy messages were sent to girls young enough to be in high school! You can read some of them here below:
U owe me a picture of u in those panties OK U tell me ok all the time and don't take care of me. So take care of your man Ur gonna get ur self in trouble and end up naked with me u keep talkin like that
Yes Im gonna smack that ***
Im gonna smack it and lick it
Im gonna lick every inch of ur body
Where am I pickin u up at?
Whos this the lady that refuses to give me some lovin
I love you to death but I cant keep chasin your sexy *** I been chasin u for 2 years u just don't want to be caught
That's crazy and being as old as I am you know I aint believing that But it is what it is
I have crazy mood swings
U like drama smh
I try not to be confrontational at all with u. Ur changing on me keepin me at a distance.
I wanna put my lips all over ur body
OK I hear yu dnt have any cigaretts or liquor
Oh i get it now same to u if u have one of those good dreams call me The everything has me amped up man i think of u 24 7
I wanna hand cuff u to the bed and slide my head between your thighs
Yes I am freaky
Don't start stalkin me! my man's a cop! and hes crazy!
U like me stalking u ulove me stalking u Its cute.
All of us italians are cute
OK I want a picture of u in ur panties so send that for me
Were hooking up with vice and the gang unit On another warrant supposed to be lots of guns I got an extra vest u want in How about a picture of u naked just with my vest on
U can laught when u undress me
Ok Why would I laugh?
U wouldn't u would be breathless
So would i as they say in the hood for real for real Lmao!
Gotta have u im sorry its not about the sex its about you being apart of you forever U r babe trust me. b lost if i didn't have i
All the bosses are here till about 2 where did u want me to take u
Send the picture im horny im frustrated I want ur body Ur lips ur moans send picture
so what color are ur nails baby
Send me a pic of yu so i can store it in my phone What kind of picture future baby momma Did the picture come through Y are u ignoring me My bad was in the shower but i got it handsome U shoulda sent me that picture My bad Thats ok ur allowed to not think about me all the time Aww i do think about yu Not as much as i think of you Well ok
Lol i was sayin i am going to fall in luv with yu!
Oh i was getting really happy for a minute Lol ) Just trying to get ur heart and keep u forever Okay i wont keep texting while ur with ur girl text me ur ready for me Ok love Yes i do love u more then anything Ok i love yu Ok babii
So, is this where your money should go? Emmy Award winning investigator Carl Monday busts Cleveland's "sext patrol."
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:31 PM EDT2013-05-22 02:31:55 GMT
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. The six Cincinnati workers we have identified, who sent scrutinizing letters to conservative groups with wordsFull Story >
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 5:09 PM EDT2013-05-20 21:09:30 GMT
A Warren County government office is evacuated after a suspicious powder is found. The Health and Human Services Center building on East Street in Lebanon was evacuated just after 11:00 on Monday. PoliceFull Story >
Police say that HAZMAT crews and the FBI were called to investigate the powder. The FBI has since left. Full Story >
An Oregon girl abducted as a baby and missing for 18 years finally emerged in Dallas this week when her mother turned herself in to authorities, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Department. Full Story >
An Oregon girl abducted as a baby and missing for 18 years finally emerged in Dallas this week when her mother turned herself in to authorities, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Department.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:20 PM EDT2013-05-21 23:20:28 GMT
The Cincinnati Tea Party announced that it will protest the IRS on Tuesday over the targeting of liberty groups regarding their tax status. The protest will begin at Fountain Square at noon on TuesdayFull Story >
The Cincinnati Tea Party protested the IRS on Tuesday over the targeting of liberty groups regarding their tax status. Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 9:21 AM EDT2013-05-20 13:21:47 GMT
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - An Army wife who lost over 100 pounds while her husband was away in Afghanistan surprised the soldier Wednesday when he arrived at Wilmington International Airport. Misty Shaffer,Full Story >
A soldier from Wilmington returns from Afghanistan to a big surprise: a new wife, a new house and a different child.Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 4:39 PM EDT2013-05-22 20:39:05 GMT
Brandon Phillips bounced a bizarre double over first base to snap a ninth-inning tie, and the Cincinnati Reds completed a three-game sweep of the struggling New York Mets with a 7-4 victory Wednesday. JoeyFull Story >
Brandon Phillips bounced a bizarre double over first base to snap a ninth-inning tie, and the Cincinnati Reds completed a three-game sweep of the struggling New York Mets with a 7-4 victory Wednesday.Full Story >
Monday, May 6 2013 1:29 PM EDT2013-05-06 17:29:07 GMT
A man charged with public indecency is expected to appear in court. Police say 36-year-old Jason Fletcher and Laura Oditt engaged in sexual conduct in a public place. The location is not named in courtFull Story >
A man charged with public indecency is expected to appear in court.Full Story >
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