Robert Bonness, 53, is a retired Cleveland cop with 23 years on the job. He now finds himself on the wrong side of the law.
Bill Mason's office says that Bonness replied to a post on Craigslist in July involving a father and a daughter. Little did Bonness know, the poster was really an ICAC detective.
Bonness believed he was arranging to meet the 12-year-old daughter for sex.
Bonness arranged to meet with the dad and daughter in North Olmsted on October 28, 2010, for the purpose of having sex with the daughter. Bonness indicated to the dad that he wanted the daughter to dress innocently and to wear a cheerleading uniform. Bonness traveled to the meeting location and was arrested by officers of the North Olmsted Police Department. The North Olmsted Police Department is an Ohio ICAC Task Force member.
A search warrant was executed at the Parma residence of Bonness. His computer was confiscated and will be forensically analyzed by ICAC investigators. ICAC members, County Sheriff's Office and Westshore Enforcement Bureau (WEB) SWAT, also assisted with the investigation.