BLADENSBURG, Md. - A Bladensburg police officer is facing charges in Baltimore County for allegedly abusing a young family member.
Baltimore County police have charged eight-year police veteran LoQune Brown with third-degree sex offense, sex abuse of a minor and second-degree assault.
Bladensburg police say they were notified that Brown was under investigation on March 9, and he was placed on administrative leave the same day. Fox 5 spoke to Chief Tyrone Collington who said these are serious allegations.
"Very disturbing to hear of the allegations being brought against Corpol LoQune Brown. As a Chief, this is not something you would like to hear from any member of your police department," said Collington.
Authorities said Brown will remain on administrative leave pending the outcome of the criminal proceedings.
At this time, Brown is being held without bond at the Baltimore County Detention Center. He will appear back in court in May.
According to the Bladensburg Police Department, Brown was off duty when the alleged incident occurred, but they are reviewing their Town Youth Development Programs in light of the nature of the allegations.
Chief Collington said back in 2019, a 17-year-old who was part of the Explorer’s Program accused Brown of inappropriate behavior. The investigation was turned over to the Takoma Park Police Department. The Takoma Park Police Department said it conducted an internal investigation into the incident at the request of the BPD.
"That matter went all the way up to the state’s attorney’s office where it was determined that – those allegations did not rise to the occasion of criminal prosecution and the person who brought that forward withdrew that complaint," said Collington.
If you have any concerns or believe you were a victim of sexual abuse, you can call police at (301) 864-6080.