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Md. trooper accused of forcing woman to have sex at gunpoint
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FORT WASHINGTON, Md. (WUSA9) -- A Maryland State Police trooper was arrested early Monday in connection with a sexual offense that occurred while he was off duty, according to police.

Brian Tucker, 43, of Fort Washington was charged with first-degree sex offense and a handgun charge, police said.

Tucker was released from confinement Tuesday, according to Maryland Court records. He is due back in court July 30.

At approximately 2 a.m., police say a Prince George's County officer was on patrol in the area of Rochell Avenue and Hazelwood Drive when he spotted Tucker and a woman standing outside of an SUV.

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Police say the woman alerted the officer that Tucker had a gun. Tucker identified himself as a state trooper.

An investigation revealed that Tucker and the woman had agreed to engage in a sex act in exchange for money and during that encounter, police say Tucker forced the woman at gunpoint to engage in an additional sex act against her will.

Spokesman, Greg Shipley, has released a statement in response to the arrest, stating:


"Corporal Brian Tucker has been employed with the Maryland State Police for 18 years. He is assigned to the Automotive Safety Enforcement Division. His duties include supervision of automotive inspection stations to ensure compliance with Maryland law and regulations.


As a result of his arrest and the charges placed by the Prince George's County Police Department today, Corporal Tucker has been suspended without pay. A Maryland State Police Internal Affairs Unit investigation has been initiated and will be completed following the criminal investigation by the Prince George's County Police Department.


Questions regarding the circumstances of the arrest should be directed to the Prince George's County Police Department. "

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