Prince George's Co. police officer indicted for allegedly raping female motorist during traffic stop

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Officials have announced the indictment of a Prince George's County police officer accused of forcing a female motorist to perform oral sex during a traffic stop.

Prince George's County State's Attorney Angela Alsobrooks said officer Ryan Macklin has been indicted on charges including first and second degree rape and misconduct in office connected with the incident that happened earlier this month in Hyattsville.

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"It is absolutely unacceptable for anyone to force an individual to engage in sexual activity against their will," Alsobrooks said in a statement. "The fact that this uniformed officer, who took an oath to protect and serve his community, used his police powers to intimidate and attack a defenseless woman is not only unlawful, but it violates the trust of this community as well as the trust of the hundreds of men and women in uniform who work tirelessly to keep us safe."

Macklin is accused of pulling over a female motorist at around 1 a.m. on October 11. He allegedly forced the woman to drive behind a nearby store and perform oral sex on him. Macklin allegedly told the woman he wanted to have sexual intercourse with her but left the scene in his patrol car when a witness arrived.

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Macklin is also charged with being a law enforcement officer engaging in sexual contact with a person in custody, a law that took effect October 1, 2018 and carries a penalty of up to three years in prison.