A Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority officer has been indicted on sex offense charges.
According to authorities, Christopher Collins met the five teenage victims at a mentoring program.
The 26-year-old Garfield Heights resident now faces several charges, including five counts of underage alcohol use, four counts of endangering children, and two counts of sexual battery.
“As a police officer for 36 years, this is one of the most disturbing cases that I’ve had to investigate,” CMHA police chief Andres Gonzalez said in a statement. “Police officers are not above the law and Collins will be held responsible for his actions in a court of law.”