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D.C. Cop Charged In Prostitution Case Ordered Held

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A District of Columbia police officer will remain behind bars on charges of running a prostitution operation from his apartment.

Superior Court Magistrate Judge Frederick Sullivan rejected a defense lawyer’s request on Wednesday to release Linwood Barnhill Jr., who was arrested last week after police found a missing 16-year-old girl inside his apartment.

The judge said he believed Barnhill represented a flight risk and called him a “rogue” police officer.

At a hearing Wednesday, an internal affairs officer testified that Barnhill waited hours to turn himself in and was drunk when he surrendered. The detective also said that the department received a tip in 2011 that Barnhill was using his apartment for prostitution purposes.

Barnhill joined the D.C. police department in 1989. He is currently on leave.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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