From Claire Bernish:
Montville, OH — Former Montville Township, Ohio, police officer and former Wayne County probation officer, Carl Kannenberg, was charged with raping a 7-year-old girl while she was a patient at University Hospital in February.
According to the indictment cited by Cleveland 19, the former law enforcement officer “is charged with committing anal penetration and with inappropriate sexual contact” for sexual assaults which Cleveland.com says occurred multiple times.
A Cuyahoga County grand jury charged Kannenberg with two counts of rape, two counts of gross sexual imposition, and two counts of kidnapping.
According to the indictment, three of the sexual assaults occurred at the hospital— while his young victim wore a hospital gown — where Kannenberg was visiting another patient, and another incident happened prior to that at a separate but unnamed location.
Joe Frolik, spokesman for the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office, told Cleveland.com that Kannenberg was not working for University Hospital at the time of those sexual assaults, but had been visiting another patient.
Frolik added that hospital personnel helped report the incidents to police.
The Free Thought Project tried to contact officials, however, neither Frolik nor the appropriate officials with Wayne County could be reached for comment Saturday.
“Patient safety is our highest priority. UH takes the safety of our patients very seriously,” University Hospitals Spokeswoman Alicia Reale said, refusing to comment directly on the case in question. “We are continually refining and strengthening our protocols to maintain a safe environment for our patients and their families.”
Inexplicably, Kannenberg, 34, who was arrested on July 12, has since been released pending arraignment on August 17.
With charges as explicitly, brutally violent in nature forcibly committed against such a young child in the further vulnerable position of being a hospital …