DC police officer Lucius Kearney; 49, was arrested in December for sexually abusing young girls numerous times in 2006.
According to court documents filed in the D.C. Superior Court, Kearney first met the 15-year-old girl when she interviewed him for a 10th-grade history class assignment. He was 34 at the time.
After the officer exchanged telephone numbers with the young lady, they began communicating via text. After which Kearns began sending sexual messages to the teenager during their communication. Thus, he’s accused of abusing the teen three times between 2005 and 2006.
Years later, Kearney and the woman, then 29, had a chance encounter in March 2020 when she recognized him parked in front of her neighbor. His body camera captured the brief interaction.
“I know you,” she said, according to the court documents.
“Oh yeah. From where?” Kearney responded.
Minutes later, sitting in his patrol car, Kearney can be heard saying “How in the world did I [expletive] manage to do that?”
The woman later disclosed the abuse to her therapist, who reported it to the MPD.
After an investigation, Kearney was arrested and charged Dec. 6.