FAIRMOUNT HEIGHTS, Md. (WJZ) — A former part-time police officer in Prince George’s County has been charged with allegedly raping a woman detained at Fairmount Heights Police Department after a traffic stop in September.

Police said Martique Vanderpool, 30, and a second officer were conducting a traffic stop at Sheriff Road and Cabin Branch Drive on September 6 when he asked a woman to step out of her car. He then reportedly placed her into handcuffs, called for a tow truck to impound her car and took her back to the police station in Fairmount Heights.

Police said Vanderpool allegedly told the woman that if she engaged in a sexual act with him, he would release her and she complied.

The woman said after the alleged sexual assault, he gave her several citations, drove her to the impound lot and had her car released back to her.

Vanderpool is in the custody of the Department of Corrections and is being held with no bond.

He is charged with first-degree rape, second-degree rape, second-degree assault and related charges.

Anyone who may have had a similar interaction with Vanderpool is asked to call 301-856-2660.


Written By WJZ Apprentice Ju’waun Morgan

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