Former Md. trooper found not guilty of 3 sex offense charges in Montgomery County

[Total: 0    Average: 0/5]

By Dan Morse

Washington Post Staff Writer
Tuesday, April 20, 2010

A Montgomery County jury Monday acquitted former Maryland State Trooper Marlon Iglesias of three sex offense charges related to a woman handcuffed after a DUI stop but found the trooper guilty of a charge of misconduct in office.

Charges against the trooper hinged primarily on the word of the alleged victim, who nearly a year after the traffic stop told authorities Iglesias has inappropriately touched and fondled her after she’d been pulled over on Interstate 270, handcuffed and taken to a nearby station. But during testimony, the alleged victim’s record for honesty was cast in doubt.

At the trial, the alleged victim testified that Iglesias handcuffed her and placed her in the front seat of his police car. She said that on the way to the station, he touched her thigh. She alleged that after she’d gotten to the station, he touched or fondled her at least two more times. And as he was letting her go from the station, she said, he also kissed her.

The jury deliberated for about four hours Friday. Jurors came back Monday morning and deliberated for nearly an hour.

The split verdict may have reflected jurors’ thinking that something untoward happened after the stop but not enough to deliver a more serious finding.

“We are very pleased that the jury acquitted him of all three felony charges,” said Iglesias’s attorney, Andrew Jezic, adding he will appeal the guilty charge.

“We are quite pleased with the jury’s verdict,” said Montgomery County Deputy State’s Attorney John Maloney. “The jury did not hear about a very similar incident that former trooper Iglesias had with another female, whom he had in his cruiser in January of 2009, shortly before he resigned in April 2009. That previous incident will be addressed along with his misconduct with the victim in this case at sentencing.”

Jezic said the incident was “investigated fully” by the state police, and charges were never brought.



FREE CONSULTATION

(240)292-7200

Locations

Awards

  • PGPD Searches for Missing Man
    Update: Monday, February 19th, 20128. Mr. Nelson has been safely located.The Prince George’s County Police Department is seeking the public’s help in finding a missing man. He is identified as 83-year-old Charles Nelson. He was last seen in the 7200 block of Windsor Lane in University Park at about 12:35 pm on February 18, 2018.Nelson is described as […]
  • Detectives Investigate Fatal Shooting in Capitol Heights
    Detectives with our Homicide Unit are conducting an investigation into the fatal shooting of 37-year-old Joseph Maurice Ward of Medway Street in Silver Spring. A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case. Tipsters will never have to give their name. On February 14th, […]
  • Wanted Wednesday
    Pizza Shop RobberyWe’re starting Wanted Wednesday this week with our active search for a suspect who brazenly robbed a pizza shop in Clinton. Please take a good look at these photos – please call us with any information that could be helpful tracking him down. This suspect walked into the shop on Old Alexandria Ferry […]
  • New PGPD Police Cadet Program for High School Graduates: Earn While You Learn and Get A Head Start On Your Career
    Prince George’s County Police Chief Hank Stawinski and Prince George's Community College announced the launch of a brand new inaugural PGPD Police Cadet program.  The PGPD cadet program is unlike any other in the DC Metro area as it will afford selected applicants the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in police work while they earn college […]
  • PGPD Investigating Fatal Hit-and-Run Involving Pedestrian in Oxon Hill
    UPDATE February 10, 2018: The victim is identified as 27-year-old Kenard Hawkins of no fixed address. Investigators are still working to locate the striking vehicle. It's described as a white pickup truck that had a ladder on the top or side.The Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal pedestrian hit-and-run in Oxon Hill. […]
  • PGPD Searches for Missing Woman
    Update February 8, 2017: Victory Ann Johnson has been safely located.The Prince George’s County Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in searching for a missing person. She is identified as 30-year-old Victoria Ann Johnson.Johnson was last seen in the 9700 block of Summit Circle in Upper Marlboro on February 7th, at 5:30 pm. Ms. […]
Visit Us On FacebookVisit Us On Google PlusVisit Us On YoutubeVisit Us On Linkedin