Police release mugshot of PGPD officer accused of raping woman during traffic stop

    Ryan Macklin (Prince George's County Police Department)

    Authorities have released the mugshot of the Prince George's County police officer accused of raping a woman during a traffic stop.

    Prince George's County Police said the woman reported that on-duty officer Ryan Macklin, in uniform and driving a marked cruiser, sexually assaulted her on Thursday around 1 a.m. on University Boulevard in Langley Park.

    The woman told police Macklin forced her to perform a sexual act while they were both seated in her car in a nearby parking lot.

    Within hours, the woman reported the incident to police.

    "I actually can't tell you where it occurred, but he was on-duty, in uniform, driving a marked cruiser, representing this agency and protecting the citizens of this community when this allegation was made," PGPD spokeswoman Jennifer Donelan said. "We are taking this extremely seriously."

    The department launched an internal investigation and has since collected evidence and conducted interviews.

    Macklin was arrested and charged Monday night with first-degree rape, second-degree rape, second-degree assault, perverted practice and fourth-degree sex offense.

    Macklin has been with the police department for six years and is assigned to the Bureau of Patrol. He has been suspended pending a thorough investigation.

    PGPD called the woman courageous for coming forward during a press conference Monday afternoon.

    Police are concerned that there may be other victims. If you have information on this incident, contact the PGPD at (301) 772-4795.

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