June 21, 2014
Linwood Barnhill Jr., a veteran of the D.C. Police Department, is the latest scum to hit the Badge Abuse charts. An early morning search warrant issued for his Southeast D.C. apartment in December of 2013, found a 15 year old girl who had previously been reported missing by her parents.
According to documents, the girl who was discovered was part of a prostitution ring being run by the cop.
During an early morning search of the officer's home, MPD officers discovered the girl in a back bedroom. She told officers that she had met the suspect earlier that month, and after several meetings, the suspect told her that he had made a "date" for her with an older man.
That "date" was of to be a sexual nature, documents say. The teenage girl, whom the suspect told the victim that her prostitution name was to be "Juicy" - was told she'd be paid $80 for performing sexual acts on the man and that she was supposed to give $20 of that to the suspect.
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She also told officers that she had met six other girls inside the Southeast D.C. apartment who told her that they were also being prostituted, including with ads posted on backpage.com. The suspect also allegedly took naked photos of the girls, purportedly for use in advertisements for sex.
Marijuana, condoms and a large mirror were also seized from the apartment; law enforcement officials say that the seized mirror had the names of other females who were being prostituted written on it.
Friday Barnhill admitted to the allegations in federal court that he forced underage teenage girls to work as escorts out of his apartment.
He was sentenced to 8 years; a judge expressed concern that this sentence negotiated by the prosecution and defense was too lenient.