CINCINNATI -- A Cincinnati police officer indicted on felony charges involving nude photos of a 17-year-old and the opening of a fake police substation in East Price Hill pleaded guilty to two charges Monday in a Hamilton County courtroom.
Darrell Beavers, 44, who was with CPD for about 13 years, was indicted on one count of theft in office, one count of tampering with evidence and four counts of illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material or performance.
Deters said these charges date from June 2013 to Sept. 2013.
Beavers pleaded guilty to tampering with evidence and one count of illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material. The other four charges were dropped.
Beavers -- a former player in the NFL for the Philadelphia Eagles and the Kansas City Chiefs -- faces the possibility of 30 months in prison at his sentencing hearing August 7.
Beavers participated in The Cincinnati Police Explorer program, a program for teenagers interested in a career in law enforcement. Founded in 1973, the program is only open to young people age 14 to 21, according to its website.
In September 2013, the parent of a 17-year-old Cincinnati Police Explorer became concerned about his daughter’s contact with Beavers, Deters said. He later complained to the Cincinnati Police Department which resulted in an investigation into Beavers' activities.
It was later determined Beavers received nude photos of the teen, Deters said.
"Until I see the evidence, I can't comment on the case but he is a very, very well-received police officer and as far as I am concerned did well in the community," said Beavers' attorney, Carl Lewis, after the indictment was announced.
He is due back in court August 7 at 10 a.m.