A Metropolitan Police officer has been fired and charged for having sex with a 14-year-old girl he met on a dating app. The mother of the female victim even caught the indicted officer in the girl's bedroom in the middle of the night.
WUSA9 News reports that former Metropolitan Police Officer Nathan Clinkscale, 25, has been indicted on third degree sex offense and other related charges.
On April 30, officers were called to an Upper Marlboro home for reports of a domestic incident. When officers arrived, the victim's mother told police officers she heard an alarm and saw the basement window open, the mother then went to her daughter's room and saw Clinkscale inside along with the 14-year-old victim.
The victim girl told police she met Clinkscale on April 29 via Interracial Cupid which is a dating app; the victim subsequently invited Clinkscale over. At 1:30 am the victim sneaked Clinkscale in her house through the basement window.
Police said at that time Clinkscale and the victim had sex. When police confronted Clinkscale, he told officers he had consensual sex with the girl. Clinkscale also maintained that he was under the impression that the victim was 18 years old. But, his fellow officer's were not buying the story and instead arrested him on site.
The Metropolitan Police Department terminated Clinkscale's employment following the incident.
Per the charges, Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Alsobrooks says:
“It is deeply troubling that a sworn officer who took an oath to protect and serve his community would think it is okay to have sexual contact of any kind with a minor. We will conduct a thorough investigation and ensure that he is held accountable for his actions.”
D.C. police issued the following statement after Clinkscale's arrest:
“The allegations against him are disgraceful and do no represent the standards of ethics our sworn officers are committed to upholding every day.”