Employee Accused of Rape at Wilson Pool Fired, No Charges Pressed

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    The Wilson Aquatic Center employee who was accused of raping several women during "pool after parties" has been fired, but it appears will not face any criminal charges, for now.

    Three women -- two minors and one 22-year-old -- reported being raped last year at the pool during afterhours. 

    Police Investigating Woman's Claim That She Was Raped at Wilson Pool

    [DC] Police Investigating Woman's Claim That She Was Raped at Wilson Pool
    A woman's family tells News4 that she was beaten and sexually assaulted in side a locker room at DC's Wilson Aquatic Center during an after hours visit.

    The minors said they were taken to the pool Nov. 9 by two men, one of whom is an employee at the pool.

    D.C. police say on Nov. 26, a 22-year-old woman claimed she was severely beaten and raped at the pool by an employee who let himself and the victim in after hours. The man then drove the injured, 22-year-old victim back to her home in Prince William County, Va., where he left her at the doorstep of her home, her uncle and father told News4.

    The pool is run by the District's Department of Parks and Recreation, and the workers rec department employees.

    According to the rec department, officials were able to fire one of the employees immediately after the incidents were reported because his contract had expired.

    The other employee, a full time supervisor at the pool, was under contract and could not be fired because he has not been charged with any crime. He had been on paid administrative leave for more than six months while the investigation continued.

    Sources familiar with the investigation tell News4 after police returned surveillance video to the rec department, the employee was fired because he was seen on video showed at the pool during afterhours. That was grounds enough to fire him, without any criminal charges being filed in his case.

    The pool is next to Wilson High School, and the school's swim teams use the facility, but it is not run by the school. 

    A spokesperson for the police department says the rapes remain under investigation.