- Craig Beach police chief arrested for sending sexually explicit texts with minor
- Andrew Soloman, 36, received videos of her performing sexual acts on herself
- He told the 16-year-old he was married with children and he had a foot fetish
- This is the second time Soloman has been arrested as a police chief on the job
- His previous charge involved looking for an ex-girlfriend intoxicated and he also threatened to shoot himself
Published: 14:02 EST, 29 December 2017 | Updated: 16:25 EST, 29 December 2017
Andrew Soloman, 36, was arrested Thursday evening and has been detained on a federal arrest warrant due to an exchange of nude photos with a 16-year-old girl
An Ohio village police chief was arrested Thursday evening and has been detained on a federal arrest warrant due to an exchange of nude photos with a 16-year-old girl.
Federal court records show that 36-year-old Andrew Soloman, of Warren, was arrested Thursday by members of a task force that investigates cybercrimes and child pornography.
Soloman, who is the Craig Beach police chief, was placed on administrative leave in early December after his initial arrest by Mahoning County sheriff's deputies.
The officer, who is married with three children, confessed to meeting the teenager while helping another police department with an emergency call, according to WFMJ.
The affidavit states that the female juvenile admitted to sending Soloman videos of her performing a sexual act on herself and he would respond by sending her several illicit photos of himself.
The teen also revealed to police that he had a 'foot fetish.'
The Ohio Attorney General's Office told 21 News Soloman has been charged with one misdemeanor count of dereliction of duty.
A federal affidavit written by an Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation agent says the teen told investigators she and Soloman exchanged hundreds of emails over a two-week period in November.
Soloman, who is the Craig Beach police chief, was placed on administrative leave in early December after his initial arrest by Mahoning County sheriff's deputies
Soloman's court-appointed attorney declined to comment Friday. Apparently he is out of jail after posting a $1,000 bond.
It has been reported that this is the second time Soloman has been arrested as a police chief on the job.
The Ohio Attorney General's Office said Soloman has been charged with one misdemeanor count of dereliction of duty
In 2013 when he worked for Brady Lake Police in Ravenna he was arrested for criminal damage or criminal endangering. He plead to a reduced charge of disorderly conduct.
The charge involved Soloman looking for an ex-girlfriend and damaging a fence with his vehicle.
According to the girl's father police officer Soloman was intoxicated at the time, and was upset over the breakup.
In the police report he also allegedly threatened to shoot himself. However, he later told police he was not suicidal.
According to Kathy Davidson from the Craig Beach Village Council she said 'I'm shocked. He's been doing a 100% better job than the last three or four chiefs that we've had. But I need to find out what's behind the charges against him,' WFMJ reported.
The Craig Beach Village Council will meet on Tuesday to discuss the matter and decide how to move forward.
Soloman will be in Austintown Court to answer to the charge before a judge on Monday.
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