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Portage County Sheriff's deputy indicted for 2 rape charges in Cuyahoga County

The Portage County Sheriff's Office has placed Wilson Kuzyk on unpaid administrative leave.

CLEVELAND — A Portage County Sheriff's deputy has been indicted for two rape charges in Cuyahoga County.

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Wilson Kuzyk was charged on Thursday with two counts of rape, according to Cuyahoga County court documents.

According to court records, the alleged offense happened in October 2022.

Kuzyk was placed on administrative leave on Nov. 6, 2022, after the Portage County Sheriff's Office was made aware of the alleged charges. Following the official indictment, Kuzyk has been placed on unpaid administrative leave. 

"My office remained fully cooperative with the investigation that was being conducted by the Lyndhurst Police Department in Cuyahoga County, where the alleged incident occurred," said Portage County Sheriff Bruce Zuchowski.

Zuchowski says a final determination on Kuzyk's employment status will be made following the completion of the office's internal investigation. 

"We will continue to maintain transparency and accountability with information pertaining to our agency and the members whom it encompasses in these unfortunate and difficult situations," said Sheriff Zuchowski. 

An arraignment hearing for Kuzyk is scheduled for Wednesday, April 5, at 8:30 a.m.

EDITOR'S NOTE: The video above previously aired on 3News on March 16, 2023, in an unrelated story. 

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