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Former D.C. cop indicted on charges including sex trafficking of minors

Chukwuemeka Ekwonna (Anne Arundel County)

A former Metropolitan Police officer has been indicted Thursday on charges including sex trafficking of minors.

Chukwuemeka Ekwonna, 28, faces charges of sex trafficking of minors and use of interstate commerce facilities to entice minors to engage in prostitution, according to the United State's Attorney's Office District of Maryland.

Ekwonna faces a minimum of 10 years in prison and a maximum of life in prison and a $250,000 fine.

In April 2017, the former officer was arrested on a warrant by the Anne Arundel County Police and faced charges of armed robbery, firearm use in a felony crime of violence, first-degree assault, second-degree assault, two counts of third-degree sex offenses , reckless endangerment, handgun in a vehicle, and handgun on a person and prostitution.

On Jan. 9, 2017, a 15-year-old girl communicated with Ekwonna through a social media app called "Tagged" and agreed to meet with him to have sex for money, according to police.

Authorities said the girl was receiving services from the Department of Social Services when she revealed that she met Ekwonna on the app.

Sexual activity occurred between Ekwonna and the teen in his car, and police said he gave her money for it, but moments later he pulled out a gun and demanded his money back. Investigators said the teen gave Ekwonna the money back and left his car.

Ekwonna was an MPD officer for 14 months and was assigned to the Second District, according to police.


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