Prince George’s County Police Department

Prince George's Officer Pleads Guilty to Sex Solicitation in DC

A Prince George's County police officer pleaded guilty Wednesday to soliciting a prostitute in D.C.

Prosecutors said Officer Ian Lucas engaged in a sexual act with a prostitute in his police cruiser in Northeast last November.

He pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of sexual solicitation in D.C. Superior Court.

Lucas was off-duty at the time when he asked a prostitute about paying for sex on Nov. 10, 2018 in the 500 block of 60th Street NE, investigators said. 

Prince George's County police reached out to the Metropolitan Police Department to launch a criminal investigation, which was followed by an administrative investigation by PGPD's Special Investigation Response Team.

Lucas's police powers were suspended the same day the administrative investigation began, and he has been suspended with pay since then.

Prince George's County police said the administrative investigation will continue to determine what disciplinary actions will be taken against Lucas.

A court date is set for Lucas in February. He faces weeks of jail time or a minimum of a fine for the misdemeanor charge.  

Lucas had been a member of the agency for five years in the Bureau of Patrol.

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