Ohio rape suspect arrested in Clayton County pimping sting

Charles Richard Walker

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Charles Richard Walker

A man wanted on a multitude of charges, including rape, out of Ohio was arrested in Clayton County during a pimping and prostitution sting Wednesday.

Charles Richard Walker, of Euclid, was taken into custody in Stockbridge along with two other suspects who face misdemeanors, the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.

Walker is accused of initially giving deputies a fake ID. However, when his true identity was discovered, they learned he has several warrants out of Cuyahoga County, Ohio, related to four separate incidents dating to 2014, the release said.

In January 2014, Cleveland (Ohio) police responded to a hospital about a woman who was raped, the release said. She told officers a man drove her to a party, gave her a drink that later made her sick and forced her into a hotel where he sexually assaulted her. He allegedly paid off someone at the hotel so he could force her into the room, police said.

Authorities named Walker as the suspect, obtaining warrants for two counts of rape and one count of kidnapping with a sexual motivation, the release said.

In April 2017, Richmond Heights (Ohio) police were told by an ex-girlfriend of Walker’s that he held her against her will, took her out of state and pressured her into prostitution and drug use, the release said. A warrant for promoting prostitution was later obtained for Walker in connection with the allegation.

A month later, officers responded to a strong-arm robbery where the suspect stole $60 cash and a cellphone after hitting the victim’s car, authorities said. Walker was named the suspect in that case, with police obtaining warrants for two counts of robbery, theft and aggravated theft.

In September 2017, Walker was accused of hitting an ex-girlfriend who is also the mother of his children, the release said. She had a temporary protection order barring him for having any contact with her, and he allegedly fled her apartment after someone called 911.

Garfield Heights (Ohio) police obtained warrants for domestic violence, violating a protection order, consent agreement, anti-stalking, menacing by stalking and two counts of attempted burglary against Walker in connection with the incident, the release said.

Walker remains in the Clayton County jail without bond, jail records show. He is awaiting extradition to Ohio for his alleged crimes.

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