D.C. officer charged with child porn confirmed dead after Potomac plunge

The D.C. police officer who was charged with taking nude photos of a runaway teen girl was pulled from the chilly waters off Hains Point and has died, the department confirmed early Wednesday.

U.S. Park Police received a 911 call at about 8:15 p.m. from a male caller that a man was in the water at Hains Point, between the East Potomac River and the Washington Channel.

Police found some clothing and a parked car that was connected to Marc Washington, the patrol officer who had been released from jail charges of child pornography Monday.

Dozens of police officers, a helicopter and several high-ranking officials rushed to the scene. Metropolitan Police Department rescue boat crews rescued from the roughly 48-degree waters an adult male who was taken to a hospital for treatment.

During a press conference late Tuesday, D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier would not confirm that the body was that of Washington and said investigators she did not yet know the origin of the 911 call.

“There’s a lot of speculation,” Lanier said. “Whether this was a call from someone associated with the Metropolitan Police Department, we don’t know.”

Marc Washington

Marc Washington

In a release early Wednesday, police confirmed the identity of the person as Washington, and said he had died at the hospital shortly after his arrival.

Park Police and D.C. police are investigating.

Washington was arrested last week after police said he took nude pictures of a runaway 15-year-old girl after she returned to her home. Police found numerous pictures of young women, including deleted photos of what appeared to two nude minors. He was charged with production of child pornography.

Law enforcement authorities are investigating whether Washington was connected to another police officer who also was found with two teenagers, including a girl who had gone missing. The girl told police the officer was preparing her to be a prostitute and had taken pictures of her in the nude to show prospective clients.

Washington was released from jail Monday, placed on house arrest and ordered to wear a GPS monitoring device. He was still wearing the ankle bracelet when he was rescued from the Hains Point.

  • https://www.facebook.com/charlie.hook.16 Charlie Hook

    It’s a good start. we need to finish the job though and kill all pedophiles.

    • https://www.facebook.com/tony.capalano Tony Capalano

      I don’t think people would be willing to kill Rabbi’s

      • https://www.facebook.com/adam.brier.1 Adam Brier

        Alls I need is their address.

      • https://plus.google.com/104939284804338920548 Charlie Mack

        Or liberals.

      • https://plus.google.com/107081899594655438074 Michael White

        How about Italians, Tony…or is it Guido?

      • https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100005801562164 Jack Carter

        I’m a Gentile/Christian and you’re a sick POS. if you’re gonna start throwing stones Tony, maybe you should take a quick course in deductive reasoning:

        1) All Catholic priests, Bishops, etc., are ultimately governed by the Vatican.
        2) One of the Vatican’s biggest problems (worldwide) is clergy sex-abuse, especially homosexual contact with young boys.
        3) The absolute majority of Italians – worldwide – are Roman Catholic.
        4) There are a significant number of Priests, Bishops, Cardinals, etc. that are Italian or of Italian descent.
        5) Many of the child molesters within the church are Italian.
        6) Given the worldwide population, there are a lot of Italian pedophiles that are not involved with the church.
        6) You appear to be of Italian descent.

        This is where deductive reasoning comes in Tony…

        BTW: This lesson was brought to you by a ‘rabbi’, which simply means ‘teacher’.

      • https://www.facebook.com/kidsworld.bali Kidsworld Bali

        or Catholic priests

    • http://twitter.com/GrouchyOldBiker BAHrack Humbama! (@GrouchyOldBiker)

      I worked in a prison for years. Even among the scum of the earth, they are hated and targeted, justly so. None of the pedos I had to interact with were sorry for anything other than getting caught.

      • https://plus.google.com/114491369838415307288 Brian Templeton

        I did as well, as an RN, and many of the “diaper dippers” think it’s “Just that society doesn’t accept the love we have for children”. Life form gone bad. Period. Not possible to rehabilitate in any way, shape, or form. When I saw a doughy, old white guy in the can, it always came down to one of two possibilities for their incarceration: 1) White Collar Criminal, or 2) Pedophile. #2 was by far the most prevalent.

    • https://plus.google.com/116340139696395141083 cafone55

      Guess that GPS ankle bracelet did a good job, huh?

    • https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003259934294 Bob White

      Most cops too.

  • https://www.facebook.com/lewis.barry.58 Lewis Barry

    The only good pediphile is a dead pedophile, Wat really sucks is the treatment th get in prison, unlike there victims they get put in prisons that protect them from the general population that would treat them like they did there defenseless victims, then they only serve ten years for destroying the victims life FOREVER. AND THE JUDGES WONT CARE TILL ONE OF THERE FAMILIES GET RAPED OR MOLESTED

    • http://twitter.com/GrouchyOldBiker BAHrack Humbama! (@GrouchyOldBiker)

      You are at least partially correct. Liberal judges want to “rehabilitate” them, or blame society for every punk scumbag’s actions. Many do go into protective custody, but there are conditions that must be met before they can do that.

    • https://plus.google.com/108882617955022811552 richard2653

      …what really…their victims…

    • https://plus.google.com/113219081112725207407 Linda Wilson

      Would not be surprised if many judges were pedophiles and or lusted for underage girls

  • https://www.facebook.com/mobetta.jenkem Mobetta Jenkem

    Officer Rockfish, we’re really gonna miss ya.

    Or, maybe not…

    • https://www.facebook.com/ookin.panub Ookin Panub

      The fishes will miss him.

  • https://plus.google.com/101430020143742027786 Buster Puddles

    Finally, some good news…

  • https://www.facebook.com/frank.shore.9 Frank Shore

    First of all this guy is not a pedophile. Pedophiles are attracted to prepubsent females. Secondly, most normal adult males are attracted to teenage females, who by definition are young adults, not children. Most fashion models are teenage females made to look older. Once a female hits her twenties her fashion modeling days are numbered no matter how attractive she looks. Most males who claims they are not attracted to teenage females is a liar. But there is good reason to lie in a prudish, hypocritical society that promotes teenage sexuality in its advertising, but condemns it in real life. All this guy did was photography this girl without wearing clothes. There is no indication the pictures were licivious. This guy was a hero veteran, and good man who would risked his life every day to protect strangers. His life is worth a thousand times more than yours will ever be worth. The teenage runaway was not hurt in any way. Before this guy rescued her she had been a heroin addict and a street hooker. He saved her life. God will judge you with the same measure you judge others. You may not be a pedophile, but something tells me you are also not without sin. Something tells me that you also need forgiveness. This world is a test. When you judge others, you really judge yourself.

    • https://www.facebook.com/dan.allison.925 Dan Allison

      Precisely the same argument all the intelligent pedos try to use. Because the fashion industry exploits some young girls, so goes this line of argument, it’s okay for creeps rape other young girls.

    • https://plus.google.com/107841019404181645107 reach147

      No one who takes naked pictures of young girls so they can exploit them for prostitution is a hero of any sort. I have no idea what point you think you are making, do you?

      • https://plus.google.com/102865067219502571053 Dave Grenier

        Point of order – the officer who is dead is not the officer charged with grooming a girl for prostitution. There are to incidents discussed in the article, and you’re conflating them. The comment to which you are responding is about the dead officer, not the officer/pimp.

    • https://www.facebook.com/tom.i.donovan.3 Tom Icarus Donovan

      “Washington was arrested last week after police said he took nude pictures of a runaway 15-year-old girl after she returned to her home. Police found numerous pictures of young women, including deleted photos of what appeared to two nude minors. He was charged with production of child pornography”

      Frank, next time take one of your “heroes” goes for a dip, maybe it should be a two-fer. And yes, he was a ephebophile instead of a pedophile but sexual exploitation of a minor is still just that.

    • https://plus.google.com/105201497626726342887 audax rex

      You make some valid points. This guy got thrown under the bus for a human failing, one that is awful close to home for many men. Public humiliation for deviant sex destroys lives too.

    • https://plus.google.com/117747285814983010201 Dave Edmonds

      Great response Frank

    • https://www.facebook.com/sherrygillis Sherry Gee

      This is the same argument used by lots of people who commit crimes. There are a certain number of men who stare at and lust after a 15 year old and they will all justify their behavior as being within the norm and justifiable, since they believe all men are like them. I remember my step-father when my little sister and I moved into his home with our mother 35 years ago. He only had eyes for our mother, who was in her 40s, and it made no difference whether he saw us in our clothes, a bikini or a pair of short-shorts – he didn’t lust after young girls. He liked big girls. He was keenly interested in grown women, you see. My grandfather, late father, brother, cousins, uncles and my husband are the same. Yes, a 15 year old looks cute in the short-shorts, yes, she has perfect legs and no stretch marks, yes, her figure is perfect because she hasn’t had children and gravity hasn’t kicked in – but a grown man – a normal man – is not interested in being sexually attracted to a child, even a 15 yr old child.

      This isn’t about sexuality – not REALLY – its about power. It is about the fact that these men cannot find satisfaction with someone their own age – and that has to do with being a sick man and nothing to do with those around him. A grown man in his 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s and so on, has no business going after a 15 year old child. If a grown man in his 30s went after a 15 year old boy and beat him up, would that be okay? Isn’t there a disparity in power between the two? Certainly the 15 year old can fight, but is it then okay for a 30 year old man to come around and beat the boy? Its the same principle with a little girl. Just because you can get away with it and just because lots of other perverts are cheering you on doesn’t make it right. This was morally wrong and illegal.

      • https://www.facebook.com/styx.mori Styx Mori

        Good thing you didn’t live in this land 300 years ago. You’d be 14, married to a 21 year old man and would be considered in your prime child-bearing years. How times have changed. It was not considered child rape then, but it is now. Oh the poor children that know nothing at the age of 15 in regards to sex. They are so so innocent. Its those mean old nasty mans that are the problem.

        Frank made the most important point. Jesus will judge us for our crimes. If this guy was a worthless piece of trash that molested children, don’t worry! If he left this earth without repenting and turning to Jesus for forgiveness then he will pay for this crime for eternity. No judgment you pass will come close to rivaling that. And since we ALL deserve Hell, we should remember the next part.

        Guilty of one sin = guilty of all sins, which is Frank’s other point. Be careful when you condemn someone. You will be condemned by the same standard. Instead, have mercy, but at the same time, demand justice for crime.

        • https://www.facebook.com/sherrygillis Sherry Gee

          And if you go back 2000 years they died at age 30. What’s your point? Wrong is wrong but go ahead and keep splitting that hair there buddy. You can quote the Bible all you want and point fingers at innocent people – it still doesn’t make it right or legal to photograph a 15 yr old girl in the nude when you are a police officer.

    • https://plus.google.com/107081899594655438074 Michael White

      A whole lot of words only confirming the fact that you’re a sick piece of garbage.

    • https://www.facebook.com/sharp.shtik Sharp Shtik

      Sounds like he may have committed a crime regardless whether the photos are child porn, which would require a sexual focus on genitals in this case. Mere nude photos, including non-sexual photos of genitals such as medical or scientific photos, are not porn. It is true that males of all ages are naturally attracted to teens who tend to be at the most attractive point in their life and God did make teen males and females reproductive. It is lawful for teens to engage in sex with males within four years of their age (+/- dependeing on the state). This means that statutory rape laws amount to age discrimination. It also means it is illogical that they can engage in sex but can’t take photos of themselves or with their partners. The laws are not a good substitute for good parenting and good choices – choices by people usually old enough to drive at 14+. Parents, aggressively watch out for your children, including against government employees. Teens, make good choices for yourselves. Everyone else, including journalists and commentors, unless it is violent (non-consentual) rape or murder, stop villifying people who committed lesser crimes to drive them to suicide. Prosecutors regularly overcharge (i.e. abuse their office) to try to plea a case for a lesser offense so don’t get carried away with charges.

    • https://www.facebook.com/lynn.ingram.5496 Lynn Ingram

      Definition from dictionary: pe·do·phile noun ˈpe-də-ˌfī(-ə)l, ˈpē- : a person who has a sexual interest in children
      Notice it does not say “girls”, it says “children.” both sexes, either/or
      Pedophiles are attracted to children, male or female.

    • https://plus.google.com/102723811947933909295 Jerry Silverman

      Family member are we ?

    • redruffansore

      Yes and all the other pics was for his hero gallery at home. Man, dude, where can I score some of the sh*t you’re getting? I’ve never been that high.

    • https://www.facebook.com/carol.jackson.7568 Carol Jackson

      Not ALL vets are heroes, witness this POS. If he “rescues” a homeless teen girl and takes photos of her, trust me he’s a pedophile and I’m glad that he chose to take a swim in a realllllly cold river. Good riddance and may God have mercy on his soul as He sends him to spend the rest of eternity in Hell. Do you get the feeling that I think this guy is scum and I don’t give a rats ass what happened to him as long as he is taken out of society and away from more young people?

  • https://www.facebook.com/frank.shore.9 Frank Shore

    prepubescent

  • https://www.facebook.com/dennis.moore.92317 Dennis Moore

    Why would ‘several high ranking officials’ respond to an anonymous call of a man in water? Odd.

  • https://www.facebook.com/dennis.moore.92317 Dennis Moore

    Never mind…they found a car connected to Washington.

  • https://www.facebook.com/adam.brier.1 Adam Brier

    HAHAHAHAHAHA, have a nice swim.

  • https://www.facebook.com/robert.frano.5 Robert Frano

    Re: “The D.C. police officer who was charged with taking nude photos of a runaway teen girl was pulled from the chilly waters off Hains Point and has died, the department confirmed early Wednesday.”

    …Hooray!
    I LOVE to read ‘pedophile Mr./Ms. Jones was pulled from…’ stories!

    Now…
    Can we convince those other, (worldwide) pedophile protectors to engage in a nice, brisk ‘water-exercise’ session?

    I’m referring, of course, to the emeritus pope;
    Disgraced in retirement, Mr. Ratzinger protected the late Rev. L.Murphy from the residue of an estimated / alleged 200 deaf-male-pedo-survivors, in Wisconsin!

    How ‘bout a nice butterfly stroke, Mr. Ratzinger? …I’d settle for a ‘stroke’, L.O.L.!!

    Timmy Dolan, enroute to conclave, (thus electing ‘F-1′), was forced to answer a civil deposition, inquiring why Dolan provided unreported-pedo-cleric-escape’ monies, aka, ‘diverted tithes’; (reportedly…up to $20/k per offender!);
    Let’s see Wee Timmy Dolan’s best ‘cannon-ball’ (dive) shall we?
    And…
    Let’s pay NO attention, (like cardinal dolan, re his pedo’s), to the swimming pool’s being filled with broken glass instead of more traditional mediums…
    Shall we?

    And what of Cardinal Mahony?
    You’ll recall…
    On the way to F-1’s conclave, (just like Dolan), Mahony was subpoenaed to testify at that same pesky civil deposition, (they so hate to be treated like commoners, don’t they?), re his ‘authorized in writing’ – policy:
    Sending HIS pedo-clerics be for ‘therapy’ in states where therapists WEREN’T required to report sexual offenses to the state!!!

    Let’s see if this bad shepherd, (Mahony), has any of the Olympian (gold medalist) swimmer Mark Spitz’s ‘spirit’, shall we?
    Let’s throw another shark in the cardinal’s pool…
    With the same feverish abandon that these R.C.C. fraudsters threw children to their slavering priests!

    …Likewise ALL pedophiles!!

  • https://plus.google.com/109971277110001554595 veryheavymetals

    Sounds liker a nice time to investigate a police dept.

  • http://twitter.com/mick_Davis Mick Davis (@mick_Davis)

    If you hate CHOMO’s then we need more drones and SOF operators taking them out. Most of the child human trafficking is done by the Taliban.

    • https://www.facebook.com/huge.jorgen Huge Jorgen

      Oh but the drones aren’t for that. they are controlled by liberal peds. to make sure the rest of us are following the rules.

    • http://austin1900.wordpress.com austin1900

      Yes but even more are run by our own govt. Read the Franklin Scandal and look it up. Makes you sick to see how the criminally sick are actually the ones in power. Often they get the cops into the rings to control the story if leaks should appear.

      Google “Franklin Scandal”

      http://franklinscandal.com/

  • https://plus.google.com/114194105605161634977 ron lewis

    Sounds like there could be more officers involved. Could those “high-ranking officers” have been onsite to throw Washington into the river and make sure he couldn’t get out to prevent him from testifying about others?

  • https://www.facebook.com/sarrah.goldblume Sarrah Goldblume

    Cured!

  • https://www.facebook.com/donald.perriello Donald Perriello

    Brian Templeton you insinuating only whites diaper dip? This officer was black my friend thus the drowning in water…lol

  • https://www.facebook.com/rastaz.koon Rastaz Koon

    ONE LESS USELESS NI^^ER THUG!!!!!

    • https://plus.google.com/115031375029810628719 stan gore

      Worse than that he was a cop.

  • https://www.facebook.com/don.mccoy.142 Don McCoy

    Pedos are SH1T, but police officers who betray their oath are as bad…if not worse. However, a pedo-cop is just about as evil as you can get. I’d actually feel better knowing that it was other policemen who put this guy in the drink.

    • https://plus.google.com/115031375029810628719 stan gore

      Rarely do they violate the blue code of silence.

  • senatorkang

    So he was still wearing the ankle monitor when “rescued?” He died at the hospital on arrival. That’s good reason to use another word. Ah journalism… how we miss ye!

  • https://www.facebook.com/fred.garvin.5268 Fred Garvin

    Wow, that’s one of the best things a DC cop ever did for me ! Thanks Officer Washington !

  • https://plus.google.com/111630439223507998220 Johnny Leisure

    Let’s seeeee…black AND child porn. Suuurpriiiiise!

  • https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000087450373 Jesse Toler

    The girls was 15. That is hardly pedophile. Weird, sure; but, not pedophilia.

  • https://www.facebook.com/jim.butler.566 James Butler

    Good!!!

  • https://www.facebook.com/teridavisnewmanforcongress Teri Davis Newman

    This is definitely today’s “feel good” story!

  • https://plus.google.com/100297297881933749418 Lee Oswald

    “D.C. officer charged with child porn confirmed dead after Potomac plunge”

    Questions:
    A) Will the Potomac be DISINFECTED after having come into contact with this d-bags dead corpse and
    B) How many OTHER stinking cop’s corpses do you people think that river could hold?

  • https://plus.google.com/100297297881933749418 Lee Oswald

    Stinking Dead Cop Corpse: the BEST BAIT ever used for fishing!

  • https://www.facebook.com/fourshoes.forme Fourshoes Forme

    Glad he’s dead. Saves everyone a lot of time, money, and heartache. Plus the added bonus, he won’t ever be able to do it again.

  • https://plus.google.com/116710811024746065718 Libertarian ForFreedom

    too little too late,
    hope more do the same.

  • https://www.facebook.com/rupert.chappelle Rupert Chappelle

    Thankfully his customers are now all very safe. Congress sleeps well tonight.

  • redruffansore

    What’s up with that bumphaid, looks like a Klingon.

  • https://www.facebook.com/julian.kaye.752 Julian Kaye

    Looking at all of the other gov’t crime oozing, like so many open sores, from the inner bowels of DC, it wouldn’t surprise me that DCPD hasn’t given this guy a new identity and pawned off some junkie’s corpse as this POS to save face and satisfy the public.

  • https://www.facebook.com/lou.loo.52 Lou Loo

    That is a gift to the tax payers! Merry Christmas!

  • https://plus.google.com/106680865316975297108 Howard Patters

    Now if we can just get politicians to do the ‘honorable thing’…

  • https://www.facebook.com/hal.slusher Hal Slusher

    Shame our world is a mess.

  • https://www.facebook.com/likk.mi Likk Mi

    P.B.U.H. According to an official Fatwa issued in Saudi Arabia, the prophet Muhammad began to practice thighing his child-bride, Aisha when she was six years old until she reached nine years of age (Fatwa No. 31409). The hadith, which was quoted earlier, mentioned the prophet Muhammad started performing literal sex with Aisha ONLY when she reached the age of nine.

  • https://plus.google.com/108867771480809393141 George Gipson

    Interesting facts…. 87% of all sexual offenses go unreported. 1 in 7 of women before the age of 21 have been offended sexually. Do the math… look around and then continue because if there is more than 7 women in your lineage there is also someone that has offended sexually in 80% of the cases. Here is the facts not the media… Of those that have offended sexually and went to treatment and prison, their chances of re offending is VERY small compared to any other crime. Get someone the treatment that they need. The majority of addicts and alcoholics, and prisoners have been offended sexually….. remember the 87% that was unreported….. Those are the victims that are now victimizers. Hurt people hurt people is still true! So break the cycle by instead of going to wipe them off the face of the earth, lets get some healing and restoration so that victims and victimizers can get the help that they need so that the cycle of pain and abuse can be broken! Also, if there is any intelligence in this thread go and do the homework and look at facts not myths…. don’t buy the journalistic hoopla but instead make informed decisions and comments that can actually change the situation.

    By the way as in most things in society those that scream the loudest are normally the most afraid and are probably victims themselves or the other side of the coin…. If I point my finger and scream loudest nobody will look at me. It is the bully in school that is the most insecure….