2nd woman accuses police captain of abuse
MIRAMAR, Fla. (WSVN) -- A second woman has now come forward with some alarming allegations against a Miramar police captain.
Juan De Los Rios turned himself in to police on Friday, after being charged with two counts of sexual misconduct with a teenager.
The Miramar Police captain was accused of committing a lewd act against a 15-year-old girl. He posted his $30,000 bond on the same day of his arrest.
According to the State Attorney's Office, the 28-year veteran asked the 15-year-old to show him her vagina. The girl was inside a car that was parked at a Miramar lot with her 19-year-old male friend.
According to court documents, De Los Rios approached the two teens and asked the girl to prove she was not having sex.
Now, just a few days after his arrest, Miramar Police are investigating abuse allegations against De Los Rios from another woman. "I want to actually see him face-to-face and let him know how I feel, and how he made me feel ever since that day," said the alleged second victim, who did not want her face shown on camera.
Moments after 7News posted the story about De Los Rios last week, the second victim received a text message from her sister. She said, "I saw the picture that my sister texted to my phone, and I said, 'That's the guy.'"
The latest alleged victim said, two years ago, she was in a car with a female friend at River Run Park in Miramar, which closes at 9 p.m. It was after midnight, and the two friends were still in the car, when the victim says she heard a knock on the window. "He said, 'You know, you guys can go to jail for being out here, doing what you're doing at this time of night, so he asked my friend to see her private area, and I begged him, 'No,' so he asked me to show him my private parts," she said. "I did it because he's a man of the law. I didn't want to go to jail that night, so I pulled my pants down with my underwear about to my ankles, and I spread my legs, and he reached in and he put his flashlight between my legs for about five minutes."
According to the victim, the officer once again asked her friend to show her private parts. The victim's friend did not comply, and the officer allowed them to leave. "I didn't see his badge, I didn't see his name, but I know that guy that I saw on the news who did that to a little girl is the same guy who did it to me," she said.
Miramar Police Chief Keith Dunn issued this response to the most recent allegations: "I am disheartened by Captain De Los Rios' arrest. The department takes allegations of officer misconduct very seriously. Complaints are thoroughly investigated and if wrongdoing is discovered, appropriate action is taken, regardless of whom is involved."
Dunn went on to say that no officer is above the law.
The most recent alleged victim said she decided to come forward because seeing the 15-year-old's story on 7News gave her the courage and strength she needed to tell her story.
No charges have been filed.
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