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Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Deputy fired after Metroparks incidents

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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

A Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Deputy accused of masturbating and urinating in front of people in the Metroparks...was fired Wednesday.

Paul Lawrence was charged earlier this month.

Rangers say the first incident was on June 12th, near the Mastick picnic area.

Lawrence is charged with two counts of public indecency for allegedly exposing himself and masturbating in front of a woman.

Rangers say the second incident was on August 29th, near Hogsback Lane and Valley Parkway.

Lawrence is charged with two counts of menacing for allegedly intimidating two 19-year-old women.

The victims were walking together and tell Rangers Lawrence drove by them several times, watched them from a wooded area and thought he was urinating behind a tree.

Lawrence was off-duty during both incidents.

Lawrence will be back in Rocky River Muni Court on October 3rd for a pre-trial.

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