Support Local Journalism. Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Cedar Point Cop Assaulted, Robbed After Soliciting Sex From Prostitute

Posted By on Thu, Aug 27, 2015 at 9:28 AM

A Cedar Point police officer was assaulted and robbed earlier this week in an Elyria hotel after meeting and paying a woman for sex, the Sandusky Register reports.

The cop, 24-year-old Christopher Cassell, was apparently responding to a prostitution ad he found on Craigslist and had paid the woman he was meeting $100. Before the pair could get down to business, though, the hotel room was stormed by three men and Cassell was attacked. 



The Sandusky Register's Courtney Astolfi reports:

“Cassell stated that he was choked until he lost consciousness. (He) was unconscious for several minutes, and when he awoke, all of the subjects were gone,” [Elyria police Capt. Chris] Costantino stated.

His wallet was stolen, as was a personal handgun, which was later recovered by detectives.

Investigators conducted interviews and soon charged Dominique Mincy, 27, and Jordan Marquez, 21, with robbery for the incident. The third alleged robber remains at large.

The woman Cassell was meeting, Dawn Gibson, was also apprehended and charged with complicity to robbery, solicitation and drug paraphernalia.

Cassell, who has been working as a Cedar Point police officer since 2014 and is also a part-time Lorain County sheriff's deputy, has resigned from his positions and is being charged with a third-degree misdemeanor for soliciting sex.

He's pleaded no contest to the charges, Astolfi says.

Tags: , , , , ,

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at news@clevescene.com.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club


Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.


Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.


Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Read the Digital Print Issue

December 1, 2021

View more issues

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Calendar

© 2021 Cleveland Scene: 737 Bolivar Rd., Suite 4100, Cleveland, OH 44115, (216) 505-8199
Logos and trademarks on this site are property of their respective owners.


Website powered by Foundation