DC officer arrested on child sex abuse charges

D.C. police said one of its officers was arrested Thursday on allegations of sexual abuse of a young woman in the District.

Northwest D.C. resident Charles Johnson II, 28, was charged with the sexual abuse of a “known juvenile female victim on multiple occasions in Washington, D.C.” Police said the alleged abuse happened between January 2020 and September 2021.

Johnson was arrested on charges of two counts of first-degree child sex abuse, according to a release from the department.

The officer joined D.C. police in 2019 and has been placed on administrative leave from his First District assignment.

WTOP has reached out to the department for information on the allegations.

Ivy Lyons

Ivy Lyons is a digital journalist for WTOP.com. Since 2018, they have worked on Capitol Hill, at NBC News in Washington, and with WJLA in Washington.

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