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DC police officer arrested for child pornography

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WASHINGTON -

The District of Columbia police department says one of its officers has been charged with producing child pornography after he allegedly took nude pictures of a 15-year-old girl who had been reported as a runaway.

Police say 32-year-old Marc Washington was arrested Monday, hours after the department said it learned of the allegations.

Police say Washington joined the department in 2006 and was assigned to the Seventh District, in southeast Washington, at the time of his arrest. He was ordered held without bail. It was not immediately clear if he had a lawyer.

Police Chief Cathy Lanier says in a statement the allegation is "shocking and disturbing."

“We invest a great amount of time and effort to ensure that we are hiring the right people and we continue to proactively monitor integrity across the department,” said Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier. “But to learn of an allegation of this kind against a person who is sworn to protect our children, it is both shocking and disturbing. We are fortunate that someone came forward to alert us of this behavior to ensure that we prevent future victims.”


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