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D.C. COP Charged With Child Pornography Dies After Plunge in Potomac

The D.C. Cop charged with production of child pornography after allegedly photographing a naked 15-year-old runaway, has died. Marc Washington was pulled from the Potomac river off Hains Point after U.S. Park Police received a 911 call at about 8:15 p.m. Tuesday night from a male caller saying that a man was in the water between the East Potomac River and the Washington Channel.

Police found clothing and a parked car believed to be connected to Washington.  Dozens of officers, a helicopter and high-ranking officials were immediately dispatched to the scene. Crews in rescue boats from the Metropolitan Police Department pulled Washington from the sub-50 degree waters and transported him to a hospital for treatment. 

Originally, D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier would not confirm that it was Washington pulled from the river, but on Wednesday, in a release, police confirmed that he was the man and that he died shortly after his arrival at the hospital. 

Washington was arrested last week after police said he took nude pictures of the 15-year-old girl. Police also found numerous pictures of young women, including deleted photos of what appeared to be two nude minors. 

He was released from jail Monday, placed on house arrest and ordered to wear a GPS monitoring device, which was still on his ankle when he was pulled from the river.



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