DC Police Officer Arrested For Sexual Assault

A D.C. police officer has been arrested and charged with sexual abuse. Officer Pearce Then is accused of sexually assaulting a client who was receiving therapeutic treatment from him Monday night in the 3600 block of 16th Street Northwest. Police said Then was off duty and knew the victim.  D.C. police Chief Peter Newsham said Then’s actions “are a disgrace to everyone who wears a badge….”