A Cincinnati Police officer on Monday in Hamilton County Common
Pleas Court pleaded guilty to two felonies.
Darrell Beavers, 45, pleaded guilty to attempted tampering
with evidence (a fourth degree felony) and illegal use of a minor in sexually
oriented material (a fifth degree felony).
Judge Ralph Winkler will sentence Beavers at 10 a.m. Aug. 7.
Last September, the parent of a 17-year-old Cincinnati Police explorer
became concerned about his daughter's contact with Beavers. Cincinnati Police
Explorers is a program set up for teens who may be interested in a career in
Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters has said the parent complained to
police and an investigation begun.
Deters has also said that police discovered that Beavers had set up a false
police substation at an apartment in the 2600 block of Bushnell Street in East
When police searched the apartment in late September, they found a bed,
bedding, food, personal lubricant, videos and a night vision camera belonging
to Cincinnati police.
Police have said Beavers destroyed a cell phone after he became aware of