The unidentified girl was initially afraid to report what happened until convinced to by her older sister, the station reported. Her parents immediately told authorities.Photo: Capt. Juan De Los Rios, a 28-year police veteran, was arrested Friday on two counts of lewd and lascivious conduct after he allegedly required a 15-year-old girl to take her pants off so that he could use a flashlight to inspect whether she had sex with the 19-year-old also in the car.
A Florida Police captain was arrested Friday on charges he made a 15-year-old girl strip naked in the back seat of a car for a "sex check" to prove she wasn't having sex, reports said.
Capt. Juan De los Rios was charged with two felony counts of lewd and lascivious conduct involving a child for making the girl strip naked, show her private parts and allow him to inspect her body for bruising after finding her talking with a 19-year-old boy in the backseat of a car on Jan. 18, according to a Broward State Attorney's Office report obtained by the Sun-Sentinel.
De los Rios, 46, faces up to 15 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine, authorities said.
The girl and her friend were in the back of a car parked in the back of an industrial park after school when De los Rios approached them, looking through the window, according to an affidavit obtained by the Miami Herald.
"Were you having sex? What were you doing here?" The girl told police De los Rios said to her after making the two roll their window down, the affidavit said.
"No, no, no, officer no," the affidavit said the girl told De los Rios.
De los Rios, an 18-year police veteran, then allegedly told the girl he needed to check. When asked for clarification, the officer told her he needed to "see inside" and forced her to strip naked so he could perform the exam. The girl complied out of fear, the affidavit said.
Finished with his “exam,” De los Rios told the teens to go home, reports WTVJ.
The girl was initially afraid to report what happened until convinced to by her older sister, the station reported. Her parents immediately told authorities.
"She was probably so intimidated by this police officer to even think that she had to do that," outraged Miramar resident Josie Huff WTVJ. "It's disgusting. It's just unbelievable."
De los Rios turned himself in at the Broward County Main Jail after a warrant was issued for his arrest yesterday and is being held on $30,000 bail, the Miami Herald reported.
Investigators told the paper they have obtained a video tape, the paper reports that its quality isn't enough to identify those involved, but body language is consistent with the allegations.
The teens have not been identified and a department spokesperson told the paper that De los Rios has been suspended without pay "pending the outcome of the investigation."