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NYPD officer arrested for allegedly soliciting underage prostitute

NYPD officer arrested for allegedly soliciting underage prostitute
Posted at 9:16 PM, Oct 11, 2017

A New York City police officer based out of the Bronx was arrested on Tuesday after he was accused of soliciting an underage girl, the New York Post reported. 

Officer Raul Olmeda, 40, a 17-year veteran of the department, has been accused of videotaping a number of sexual encounters he has had over the years. Olmeda allegedly has a computer file named "The List," which contains the names, birth dates and photos of every woman he has had sex with since 1989. 

“Some of those women also appeared to be underage,” prosecutor Meagan Powers told the judge during Olmeda’s arraignment, according to the Post.

Prosecutors claim that Olmeda and the teenager had sex five times earlier this year.

According to the Post's reporting, authorities learned about Olmeda's encounters after performing a search warrant on his home for a separate tax-fraud investigation.

“The defendant preyed on the vulnerable young woman and videotaped his demeaning and dehumanizing acts,” District Attorney Darcel Clark told the Post. “It is especially disturbing that these crimes are alleged against a member of the NYPD.”

Olmeda has been stripped of his badge and gun as he awaits charges. On Tuesday, he pleaded not guilty on charges of third-degree rape and use of child in a sexual performance. The Post reported he could spend up to 15 years in prison if found guilty. 

Olmeda's attorney is disputing the charges. 

“My client will be back to fight these charges because he vehemently denies them from the bottom of his feet to the top of his head,” attorney Stuart London told the Post, adding, “This isn’t numerous underage women. It seems to be one underage woman whose credibility we don’t know at all.”

To read the Post's full report, click here