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A Washington D.C Police officer has been arrested in Maryland and is facing an array of charges after police say he paid a 15-year-old girl for sex and then demanded the money back at gunpoint.

Anne Arundel County police arrested 27-year-old Metropolitan Police Officer Chukwuemeka Ekwonna of Glenn Dale on Thursday.

Ekwonna is charged with armed robbery, firearm use, first, second and third-degree assault, third-degree sex offense, reckless endangerment and prostitution offenses, police said.

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All of the charges stem from an alleged incident on Jan. 9.

Court documents show the teen told authorities she met a man on social media, and he offered her $80 for sex. After they met and had sex, she said the man pointed a gun at her and took his money back

This man was later identified as Ekwonna, police say.

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Ekwonna had been with the police department for 14 months and was assigned to the Second District. His police powers were revoked and he was placed on a “non-contact status,” the department said. The department said Ekwonna was terminated on Friday.

No attorney is listed in online court records.






Source: NBC News


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