Prince George’s County officer charged with sex crimes involving a minor

A Prince George’s County police officer is facing charges for sex crimes involving a minor.

Prosecutors say that all four charges against Tristan Thigpen are related to one incident involving a victim who was at that time a member of his household.

The charges include:

  • Sex abuse of a minor
  • Third-degree sex offense
  • Second-degree assault
  • Fourth-degree sex offense

The authorities in Prince George’s County began investigating when they responded to a complaint in July 2020.

The incident itself reportedly occurred in April 2020.

When the incident occurred, police say Thigpen had already been suspended on an unrelated matter.

Prince George’s County police suspended Thigpen in August of 2018 following an arrest in Nevada for driving while under the influence.

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