Photo via PGPD

Photo via PGPD

Prince George's County Officer Charged with Rape of Woman During Traffic Stop

October 16, 2018

By Eyasu Delesa

A Prince George's County police officer has been arrested for the rape of a woman in her car during a traffic stop.

Officer Ryan Macklin has been with the department for six years and is assigned to the Bureau of Patrol. He’s charged with a total of five charges – first-degree rape, second-degree rape, perverted practice, second degree assault and fourth degree sex offense.

He was arrested Monday night.

“The charges against this officer are highly troubling. Officers take an oath to protect others, not to abuse their authority in order to victimize someone. Those who live and work in Prince George’s County deserve the very best from the men and women of this department,” said Chief Hank Stawinski.

Macklin pulled over the driver early Thursday morning on University Boulevard in Langley Park, according to police.

During that stop, Macklin is accused of forcing the victim to perform a sexual act while they were both seated in her car in a nearby parking lot. Macklin was on-duty, in uniform, and driving a marked police cruiser at the time, police say.

Police say there is no evidence as to why he targeted this victim.

Investigators released this brief surveillance video where Macklin can be seen activating his emergency equipment on his cruiser in order to initiate the traffic stop in question.

Investigators would like to talk to anyone who has information on this officer or who may have had a similar experience with him. Please call investigators at 301-772-4795.

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