(WUSA9) -- Officials with the Prince George's County Police Department say they have suspended an officer after he was charged with multiple counts of sexual assault and other offenses in Calvert County.
Police say Lieutenant John Warhurst is a 21-year veteran of the department. The Calvert County Sheriff's Office arrested him on Tuesday and Prince George's police officials say they immediately suspended him when they learned of the allegations.
Warhurst had an arrest warrant for 'sixteen (16) counts of sex offenses, to include 2nd degree sex offense, conspiracy to commit a sex offense in the 2nd degree, Sex offense involving a minor, sex abuse to a minor, second degree rape, conspiracy to commit rape in the second degree, Assault in the second degree and various 3rd degree sex offenses'. These offenses began in 2008 and have continued throughout that time.
Wednesday, Police Chief Mark Magaw issued a written statement, which reads, "This police department takes very seriously our mission of constitutional, professional and ethical policing. We strive to be transparent in everything we do. This is our unwavering commitment to the community we serve."
Officials say they are cooperating with Calvert County during its investigation. Once there is an outcome of the criminal case against Warhurst they will take "appropriate administrative action."
Warhurst is being held on a $100,000 bond.