Posted: 12:56 pm Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Cop admits running teen prostitution ring 

By George Mathis

Police officers, being human, make mistakes.

But at least one police officer in Washington D.C. turned his mistakes into a side business of finding and prostituting teen girls.

Officer Linwood Barnhill Jr., 48, admitted in federal court that he forced girls to have sex with strangers in his D.C. apartment.

Barnhill, a 28-year-veteran of the police force, admitted he cruised malls and streets for girls he could pimp for $80. The girls, who were promised Victoria’s Secret undergarments, ranged in age from 15 to 17 and paid Barnhill $20 for arranging “dates.”

The police officer would typically approach the girls in his Lincoln Navigator and offer them jobs in the modelling industry. He would then take them back to his apartment and take nude photos of them with a cellphone.

I’m not saying these girls weren’t smart, but I think most people shooting photos for the modelling industry use a camera, not a phone.

Police searched Barnhill’s apartment the day after another D.C. police officer working in the same precinct was arrested for producing child porn.

That officer, Marc Washington, committed suicide shortly after being released. Washington was investigated after a runaway 15-year-old girl returned home and told her mother she had posed for nude pictures.

Police say the Barnhill and Washington cases are not related, but the timing of the search of Barnhill’s apartment makes me wonder. Police say they went to Barnhill’s apartment to search for a missing 16-year-old girl, whom they found.

During that search, police found two teen girls in Barnhill’s apartment, marijuana and hundreds of condoms. One of the girls, a 16-year-old Barnhill renamed “Juicy,” said she had met at least six other girls at the apartment and they were advertised on Backpage.com.

Prosecutors have asked a federal judge to sentence Barnhill to 8 years, which is lower than federal guidelines of nine to 12 years. He would also have to register as a sex offender and forfeit eight cellphones, a laptop and his Lincoln Navigator. There’s no mention of what happens to his police pension.

The judge, Rosemary M. Collyer, said she wanted to speak to the “victims” before agreeing to the 8-year sentence.

Should a police officer be given a lesser sentence than a civilian? And why was Washington, who allegedly produced child porn, given bond?

Too bad criminals don’t get side jobs in law enforcement, or maybe they do?

The Washington Post points out Barnhill and Washington were hired one year apart (1989 and 1990) when the department acknowledged that it lowered hiring standards to quickly add more cops to the street.

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12 comments
northbeach_scott
northbeach_scott

Any chance we could have this scumbag drawn and quartered or simply disemboweled, publicly? Or perhaps cut off his genitals with a rusty knife and shove them down his throat. I think the punishment should fit the crime and people in positions of authority should be held to a high standard.

Infraredguy
Infraredguy

Put him on the White House Staff, he sounds like somebody who would fit right in and he would not have a long commune.

Jack_Republican
Jack_Republican

He won't last 8 years if he's placed in the general prison population.

72GDawg
72GDawg

Optimal outcome in this case: 1) the judge sentences this scumbag to the full 12 year ride, 2) the teenage girls and their parents hire a junkyard dog lawyer to file the mother of all lawsuits against the District of Columbia. 

linacosta
linacosta

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Whiskeypapa
Whiskeypapa

I wonder at the new practice of suggesting that the police are -not- civilians.  Of course they are civilians. They are civilians because they can quit their job any time they like.  Once they sign contracts for a term of years as the Military does, then they will no longer be civilians.


The Police ape the military with their helmets and body armor and attitude, but that is all they do.


Walt

TheOldGuy
TheOldGuy

Put him in the state prison and tell the other prisoners he is an ex cop and a sex perv for children.

sold1000
sold1000

8 years???  WTF!!!!  I disagree with @JONBONBON there are some sleazeballs but not all of them.  The sleazy ones makes the others look bad. 

JONBONBON
JONBONBON

A typical cop.. They are all a bunch of sleazeballs

DontTread
DontTread

"The Washington Post points out Barnhill and Washington were hired one year apart (1989 and 1990) when the department acknowledged that it lowered hiring standards to quickly add more cops to the street."


I think we have a winner!


If you're having problems filling police positions, maybe it's time to raise their pay.  Lowering standards does nothing but give low-lifes a government-issued badge and a gun, as evidenced here.

MickDee
MickDee

George went nationwide in his search for a bad-cop-no-donut story

Vampire_Bill
Vampire_Bill

Are you kidding me?  Child Porn, Child Prostitution and drugs, all arranged by a police officer? Revoke his bond and put him in with the worst of his kind.  He's 48 years old, I think a forty year sentence sounds about right.