Police Blotter for April 29

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MoCo woman offers sex with daughter to pay debts

A Montgomery County mother is facing nearly a dozen charges after authorities said she offered a Gaithersburg man sex with her daughter to settle a $5,000 debt.

Maryland prosecutors say that the woman, whose name The Washington Examiner is not reporting because it could be used to identify the victim of a sex crime, has been charged with 11 counts in connection with the allegations.

Bejarni Rivas, 44, is accused of being the daughter's sexual partner. A grand jury has indicted him on 13 counts, including rape and human trafficking charges.SClBPolice began investigating after the daughter told a relative about what had taken place.

A man who answered the telephone on Sunday afternoon at a number listed for Rivas hung up when a reporter identified himself. The mother could not be reached.SClB

Bladensburg officer dies in crash

A Saturday morning crash killed an off-duty Bladensburg police officer who was a nine-year veteran of the force.

Authorities said that Brian Johnson was driving in Anne Arundel County when he crossed the center median of Route 100 and slammed into an oncoming vehicle.

Doctors at a Glen Burnie hospital later pronounced him dead, and investigators are looking into whether Johnson experienced a medical emergency ahead of the crash in Pasadena.

Bladensburg's police chief called Johnson "a cherished member" of the department and said he "will be missed by all." Johnson was also a volunteer firefighter.

Woman injured in Southeast D.C. crash

A woman was severely injured on Sunday afternoon after a vehicle struck her in Southeast D.C. near the Maryland line.

When officers arrived at the scene, near First and South Capitol streets Southeast, the woman was not conscious or breathing, a police spokesman said.

The incident took place about 2:48 p.m., and the police department's major crash unit is overseeing the investigation.

-- Alan Blinder

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Staff Reporter, D.C. City Hall
The Washington Examiner