Birmingham police officer charged with sexual assault

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC)- A Birmingham police officer was arrested today and charged with sexual assault of a 23-year-old female victim.

Investigators say the assault occurred on Thursday, July 9th in the western area of town.

The suspect is identified as Cleveland Reynolds of Birmingham. He is charged with 1st degree sodomy, under a $60,000.00 bond and 1st degree rape, under a $60,000.00 bond. Reynolds has been with the police department for one year. He works in the West Precinct. Investigators say he was on duty at the time of the alleged incident.

Reynolds is in the custody of the Jefferson County Jail. He is on paid administrative leave pending an investigation.