The teen was a member of the department’s Police Explorer program, which police Sgt. Julian Johnson said Beavers was not involved in. Johnson did not know whether the teen remained in the program. The girl’s father reached out to the police after learning of her contact with Beavers, according to the Cincinnati Inquirer.
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Beavers was put on unpaid leave following his arrest and would be fired if convicted, Johnson said. Prosecutors said he could face up to eight and a half years in prison.
In addition to the accusations involving the photos, Beavers is accused of using an apartment for free after saying it would be used as a police substation and destroying a cellphone after learning he was being investigated.
A resident of the apartment, who asked that her last name not be used, told WCPO 9 that when she heard a substation would set in the complex, she thought it was a good idea.
“When I first heard that there was going to be a substation in our complex, I thought it was a really nice idea,” she said, “It’s off the beaten path…security would really really be nice.”