WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- A judge has just ordered a DC cop held without bond.
Investigators arrested Officer Linwood Barnhill Jr. and he's now charged with pandering two minors.The judge ordered the officer moved to the treatment side of the jail.
Officer Barnhill has been on the force for decades. And it looked like he was wearing his police utility pants as the marshals led this huge guy into the courtroom in handcuffs and leg irons.
On a MySpace page photo you can see Officer Barnhill has his arms around two girls.But one of his alleged victims says he was prostituting as many as a half dozen young women.
Police were looking for a 16-year-old runaway last week and they say they found her in the cop's apartment on Stanton Road in Southeast, where neighbors are furious that police had finally just arrested him.
Wanda Johnson says, "It's disgusting. You're supposed to look up to police officers."
An upstairs neighbor who was too afraid to go on camera says all the girls coming into his apartment were his nieces.
"Constantly people coming in and out. Saw one guy, a white guy
Police now say they've found a second young victim, a 15-year-old who says the cop stopped her at a bus stop and asked her if she wanted to model for him.She told him she was 15, and knowing that, he still arranged for here to have sex with a 40 or 50 year old white guy named Don.
Officer Barnhill allegedly told the 16-year-old he'd buy clothes for her at Rainbow, a used clothing store.He allegedly split the prostitution payment with her. She Got $60 and he got $20.Police say he advertised the teenagers on backpage.com
Barnhill had been on the drug unit at 7D.But when they went to his apartment, investigators say they found him smoking pot.
Police say the officer, who joined the department in 1989, has not been on full duty since September 2012. He has been placed on Administrative Leave.
"As disheartening as it is to have members of this department involved in this type of conduct, I take solace in knowing that it was members of this department who worked tirelessly to ensure that they were brought to justice," said Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier.