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Detective at child sex crimes unit sexually assaults young girl and takes nude photos of her

By Mason White 4:43 PM March 20, 2016
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By: Feng Qian
A detective working with the child sex crimes unit, was arrested on a charge of sexual abuse after allegedly sexually assaulting a young girl and taking nude photos of her, police in the United Kingdom said.

London police said that they have arrested Detective Constable Chris Maitland, 40, after being accused of forcibly touching a girl under the age of 13.

Maitland was charged with 2 counts of sexual touching of a girl under 13 years old, 5 counts of taking an indecent image of a child and 7 counts of making an indecent image of a child.

Maitland was suspended from the police department, pending the outcome of the investigation.

He was arrested last year, after being accused of distributing child pornography. After being released on bail, he was arrested again after being accused of forcible touching of a child.