Police: Officer paid teen for sex, took cash at gunpoint

GLEN BURNIE, Md. (AP) " A Washington police officer is facing a string of charges in Maryland after authorities say he paid a 15-year-old girl for sex, then took back the money at gunpoint.

Anne Arundel County police said 27-year-old Chukwuemeka Ekwonna of Glenn Dale was arrested Thursday and charged with armed robbery, assault, third-degree sex offense, reckless endangerment, prostitution and a weapon offense.

Court documents show the teen recently told officials that she was robbed by a man she met through social media and offered her $80 for sex. They met in January and after they had sex, she says the man, later identified as Ekwonna, pointed a gun at her and demanded his money back.

Police in Washington say Ekwonna's police powers have been revoked. No attorney is listed in online court records.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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