Lorain man sues city, police over sex case
A Lorain man is suing the Lorain Police Department, the city of Lorain and four police personnel for $1 million.
Charles Brown filed the suit without a lawyer Nov. 13 in Lorain County Common Pleas Court. It names the city, the department and Chief Cel Rivera, Sgt. Buddy Sivert, Officer Steyven G. Curry and Detective Augello, of the Lorain Police Department as defendants.
A search of lorainpolice.com’s list of personnel does not show a Detective Augello as serving with the department.
According to police, in July 2016, Brown solicited one of his daughters to have sex with him.
Brown is awaiting a Jan. 25 trial on charges of aggravated sexual battery, attempted endangering children and domestic violence for the allegations.
The complaint alleges the defendants “willing or unwilling lead to the fact or making (the victim) into a ho, prostitute and heroin addict.”
It also claims the defendants detained his two daughters and gave the victim permission to break into Brown’s house and steal $8,000 worth of electronics, endangered the lives of the two daughters, allowed him and the two daughters to be assaulted, defamed his character and caused pain and suffering.
The filing claims the department “realized they had made a mistake” by arresting Brown and attempted to hide it by doctoring recordings and not keeping his family safe. It claims this is revenge for a past lawsuit he filed against the department.
Lorain police Capt. Roger Watkins directed all questions about the suit to the Pat Riley, law director of the city of Lorain, who declined to comment having not seen the filing.