Officer charged with engaging in sexual act with minor

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) - - Police in Maryland say a police officer has been charged with engaging in a sexual act with a minor that he recently met on a dating website.

A Prince George's County police news release says the mother of the victim called police after finding 25-year-old Nathan Clinkscale in her teenage daughter's bedroom.

News outlets report the Metropolitan police officer was charged with third-degree sex offense Monday and is in the custody of the Department of Corrections. It's unclear if he has a lawyer.

Metropolitan police called the accusations against Clinkscale "disgraceful" and said he had been immediately placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

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