A DC Elementary Teacher Is Charged With A Violent Rape, Officer Accused Of Rape Appears In Court Today

A DC elementary teacher is charged with a violent rape…

A music teacher at DC’s Shepard Elementary School in Northwest has been charged with the brutal rape of a woman he agreed to help learn English. Charged is 47-year-old Rudy Gonzales.

The victim says she went to Gonzales home in Silver Spring and he gave her something to drink. She is not sure what was in it but she remembers waking up the next day in his bed naked. She says he gave her, her clothes which had been washed. He drove her to Wheaton Mall and dropped her off. That is where a working found her unconscious in some bushes. She was rushed to a hospital where she had to undergo reconstructive surgery for her internal injuries.

Gonzales who has been placed on indefinite administrative leave claims the sex was consensual.

Officer accused of rape appears in court today…

In Maryland, Prince George’s County Police Officer Ryan Macklin is due to appear in court this afternoon. Macklin is charged with the rape a woman that he pulled over last Thursday in Langley Park.

During the police departments four-day investigation it came to their attention that there could be other victims. Police are asking anyone who may have experienced a similar incident with the officer should call police.

Ryan faces 5 counts including rape, assault and sex offense. He has been suspended without pay.

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