Two weeks after the incident was reported, authorities in Prince George County, Maryland arrested D.C. police officer Daniel Girard Coles, Jr. for second-degree rape. Coles, an eight year police veteran, is charged with raping a 13-year-old girl in his home and in his van.
Coles was released on a $1,000 bond and ordered not to have any contact with the girl, or other minors and to give up possession of his handgun. If convicted, he faces 20 years in prison.
Media Resources: Washington Post - February 18, 1998
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