Cleveland police officer indicted in second rape case


CLEVELAND (WJW)– A Cleveland police officer is facing additional charges after he was accused of raping a second woman.

Matthew Piter, 28, was indicted on three counts of rape and one count of gross sexual imposition for both cases.

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Piter was originally arrested in October 2019 following the first reported incident. He’s accused of forcing the victim against a wall, putting his hands around her neck and sexually assaulting her.

The Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office said police later learned of a second victim. That alleged attack happened in May 2017.

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Piter was hired as an officer with the Cleveland Division of Police in 2016 and was assigned to the Second District.

His arraignment is set for June 29.


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