Man Facing Charges for Approaching Kids on Their Way Home from School

Photo: Photo: Mayfield Heights PD; Illustration: Jake Underwood

CLEVELAND - On Thursday, January 19th, 2023, the Mayfield Heights Police Department arrested Dev Raj Sharma, age 35, of Mayfield Heights. He has been charged with two counts of Criminal Child Enticement.

Sharma’s arrest stems from a call received on Tuesday, January 17th, 2023, in which he approached two Lander Elementary School students and offered them a ride home.

After the two children refused his offer, Sharma followed them in his vehicle while continuing to offer them a ride.

Dev Raj Sharma is currently in the Mayfield Heights Jail awaiting a bond hearing.

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