Takoma Park Mayor: Officer Charged with Sexual Abuse of Minor Suspended

Takoma Park Mayor Kate Stewart took to Twitter to say that the Takoma Park police officer charged with sexual abuse of a minor has been suspended without pay, including the suspension of his police powers, pending the outcome of the investigation.

Corporal Eric Mueller, 42, is also charged with sex offender, which is a fourth-degree sexual offense, in connection with an incident involving a female juvenile that occurred between Nov. 20 and Nov. 22. Montgomery County Police previously confirmed that Mueller and the juvenile knew each other. Authorities confirmed that the sexual assault occurred inside the victim’s home.

“We are approaching situation w/the seriousness it deserves,” Stewart tweeted Dec. 14.

Mueller, of Saint Leonard, Md., was arrested on Dec. 3 and has been released from custody. His preliminary hearing is set for Jan. 15 in Montgomery County District Court in Rockville.

Montgomery County Police is investigating the incident, and Takoma Park Police Department “is cooperating fully,” Stewart tweeted.

According to Takoma Park Police, Mueller has been with the department for 19 years.

 

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Suzanne Pollak

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Suzanne is a freelance reporter with Montgomery Community Media. She has over 35 years professional experience writing for newspapers, magazines, non-profit newsletters and the web.

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