ELMWOOD PLACE, OH (FOX19) - A part-time Elmwood Place police officer has been charged with several felony sex crimes, according to a Hamilton County Grand Jury indictment.
Clayton Maher, 33, is accused of raping a woman in April, the indictment states.
Elmwood Place Mayor Jerald Robertson confirmed Maher was an auxiliary, or part-time officer, for at least the past two years. Maher was paid $10 per hour, had full sworn powers, a gun and a badge.
The village fired Maher after his Nov. 4 indictment. Mayor Robertson said he takes the matter seriously, but can't comment on the specifics of the case due to the ongoing criminal case.
Maher knew the victim's "ability to appraise the nature of or control her conduct was substantially impaired," documents state. His relationship with the victim is unknown.
He faces two counts of rape, two counts sexual battery, and aggravated possession of drugs. He was arrested and has since posted bond.
Village solicitor Julia Carney released the following statement Wednesday:
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