A Prince George's County, Maryland police officer was arrested and charged with allegedly raping a woman during a traffic stop last week.
Ryan Macklin, 29, was charged with 1st-degree rape, 2nd-degree rape, perverted practice, 2nd-degree assault and 4th-degree sex offense.
The six-year police veteran was suspended from the department without pay, according to WTTG TV.
A preliminary investigation shows Macklin assaulted the woman after pulling her over early Thursday morning.
He is accused of forcing the woman to perform a sex act on him while they were both seated in his marked patrol car.
Rumors swirled online that the woman's undocumented immigration status played a role in the rape.
But Police Chief Hank Stawinski said there is no evidence Macklin targeted the woman and he could not have known about her immigration status prior to pulling her over.
Macklin remains in jail without bond, according to jail records.