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NYPD Officer Arrested On Statutory Rape Charges Allegedly Videotaped Underage Girl

Olmeda being indicted on Tuesday afternoon.
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Olmeda being indicted on Tuesday afternoon. Pool Photo

A 40-year-old NYPD officer has been arrested and charged with raping a teenage girl and recording video of her during sex acts, according to the Bronx District Attorney's Office.

The victim was engaged in prostitution during the acts, according to the charges.

Officer Raul Olmeda, of the 42nd Precinct in the Bronx, was arrested while off-duty Tuesday morning, around 6:30 a.m. He was indicted Tuesday afternoon in Bronx Supreme Court on 67 counts, including sexually motivated felony, use of child in a sexual performance, third-degree rape, third degree criminal sex act, and third degree patronizing a person for prostitution, among others.

Prosecutors say Olmeda allegedly paid the underage girl for sex and videotaped her multiple times between January and early April of this year. His home was searched as part of an ongoing criminal investigation, turning up hard drives, his computer, and his cell phone all of which are still under review.

He pled not-guilty to the allegations.

"The defendant preyed on the vulnerable young woman and videotaped his demeaning and dehumanizing acts," said DA Darcel Clark.

NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill called the allegations "egregious."

"The fact that the defendant is an NYPD officer evidences an unconscionable violation of his oath to uphold the law and protect the public," O'Neill added.

Olemda has been on modified duty since March, when the investigation opened. His home was searched that month as well.

Stuart London, Olmeda's lawyer, did not immediately respond to a request for comment, but questioned the credibility of the victim in a comment to DNAinfo.

"This isn't numerous underage women," London told the outlet. "This seems to be one underage woman and we don't know her credibility at all."

Olmeda was arraigned before Justice Steven Barrett. His bail was set at $250,000, and his next court date is October 16th. He faces a maximum sentence of fifteen years.

This story has been updated with additional information from the DA's Office and comment from Olmeda's attorney.

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