CLEVELAND, OH – Monday morning, February 4, 2019, a Cleveland Police Officer was charged for solicitation of a prostitute 11 times. Sadly, the court charged the officer with 11 counts of prostitution.
The officer, Sgt. Michael Rybarczyk is 58 years old. Not only is this man an officer, but he is also a veteran. Cleveland Municipal Court issued a summons to Rybarczyk on first-degree misdemeanor charges. Unfortunately, the court did not announce a date for the trial.
The court’s charges lie anywhere between probation and six months in jail. The court charges a $250 fine that could easily increase to $1,000 by the judge.
Sergeant Michael Rybarczyk is a 29-year veteran officer. He is the supervisor of the First District. As of Friday, February 1, 2019, during the Internal Affairs investigation, the court put Rybarczyk on restricted duty.
Rybarczyk is on restricted duty until the case is over.
The sergeant has no former citations. Rybarczyk’s only offense in the past two years
Interestingly, in 2012 Rybarczyk received the Distinguished Service Medal. He
Sadly, they have not released details of the crime yet. Cleveland Division of Police Internal Affairs Unit is handling the case.