Akron man pleads guilty to posing as officer, kidnapping and assaulting children
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Christopher Hendon

By Jessica Bates, WJW

AKRON -- (WJW) -- An Akron man pled guilty to 31 charges including kidnapping and assaulting children in court this morning.

Christopher Hendon admitted to impersonating a police officer and entering schools with a weapon.

Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh said the incidents happened between March 29, 2017 through April 6, 2017.

According to authorities during this time, Hendon entered two Akron area schools wearing law enforcement tactical gear, including a badge, firearm, and Taser. Hendon informed school employees that he was an officer with the “Scared Straight” program. While in those schools, Hendon handcuffed, threatened, and physically assaulted several students. On April 6, 2017, Hendon appeared at the Summit County Juvenile Center wearing the same law enforcement tactical gear. Hendon had three handcuffed juveniles with him. After some discussion, Hendon was denied entry into the Juvenile Justice Center.

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