Maryland police officer raped woman, exposed her to HIV

Martique Vanderpool, rape, HIV, cops and crime
Martique Vanderpool

A Fairmount Heights, Maryland police officer is facing additional charges after it was discovered that he intentionally exposed a woman to HIV when he raped her.

According to reports, Martique Vanderpool, 30, raped a woman at a police station following a September 6, traffic stop.

Vanderpool was arrested in December but later released on bond.

On Tuesday, following a lengthy investigation, a grand jury indicted Vanderpool on additional charges of First-degree rape, Reckless Endangerment, Misconduct of and Officer while on Duty, and Knowingly Transmitting HIV to Someone.

Vanderpool was picked up on Wednesday and is being held without bond.

During the September incident, Vanderpool had pulled the woman over for allegedly speeding. Vanderpool stated that during the stop he asked the woman to step out of the car because she didn’t have a license.

He then called for a tow truck and had the women’s car impounded.

According to the arrest affidavit, before the tow truck arrived, Vanderpool saw condoms in the car and asked the woman if she was a hooker.

When they arrived at the station, Vanderpool asked: “So what are we going to do about this?”

It was at that time Vanderpool ordered the woman to have sex with him.

Afterward, he wrote the woman several citations and drove off.

Officials said that they do not believe the woman had even committed a traffic violation.

Investigators fear that Vanderpool might have done this to other women and are urging other possible victims to come forward.

Vanderpool, his attorney, and the Fairmount Heights police department refused to comment.

The Fairmount Heights police department did not immediately terminate Vanderpool, instead, he resigned.

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