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DC officer accused of running prostitution ring

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A court affidavit after a search of a Seventh District Police Officers apartment on Stanton Road in Southeast D.C. has revealed shocking allegations of a possible prostitution ring.

According to the documents, when police went to the apartment, they found a 24-year veteran of the D.C. police force inside with a 16-year-old girl who had been reported missing.

The girl told investigators the officer was a pimp. He is not being named because he has not been charged yet.

The teenager says the officer, who nicknamed her “Juicy,” would arrange dates for her and she would get paid $80 to have sex with the dates. She would then pay the officer $20 each time. The girl also said six other girls worked out of the apartment.

"It's sick and so sad," said Seventh District resident Yvonne Moore. "We have some great officers in 7-D who are all about the job, but there's a bad apple in every bin."

Mary Cuthbert, President of the Seventh District Citizens Advisory Council, said her trust has been shattered.

"It's a disgrace. He took an oath to protect. This makes the department, not just the Seventh District, look bad," she said.

The officer involved is on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

Statement from D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier:

"The Department is very concerned about the recent allegations of egregious conduct by two officers. We recognize that the actions of individual officers reflect on the entire Department. To uncover any potential malfeasance by officers, the Department regularly conducts audits and investigations of their conduct and behavior, both when on-duty and off-duty. The misguided actions of a few in no way reflect on the professionalism, dedication, and integrity of the Department. As we have seen several times this year with three officers shot in the line of duty, MPD officers put their lives on the line every single day to protect residents and visitors in the District of Columbia. That will not change."


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