A U.S. Capitol Police sergeant has been charged with child sexual abuse after allegedly having videotaped sex at his home with a 15-year-old girl that authorities believe was arranged by a former Bowie High School assistant football coach.
Sgt. Michael Malloy, 34, of the Bryans Road community in Charles County surrendered to D.C. police and the FBI on Friday and faces a bond hearing scheduled today in D.C. Superior Court, prosecutors' spokesman Channing Phillips said.
The Capitol Police would not comment yesterday on Malloy's arrest or job status.
A charging document laid out the alleged connections among Malloy, the unidentified girl and the man she has accused of acting as her pimp, Arron J. Burroughs.
Burroughs, the former assistant football coach, was jailed last week on a sexual abuse charge after Takoma Park police found the teenage girl having oral sex with an adult man in a parked car.
The girl said she acted as a prostitute under the direction of Burroughs several times starting in September 2005, according to the charging document. On one occasion, she said she had oral sex in a D.C. parking lot near Independence Avenue with a paying customer named Mike. She said the man carried a handgun in a holster and a hand-held communications device that resembled a police radio. Investigators identified the man as Malloy.
Subsequently, the girl said, Burroughs twice took her to a Charles County house for encounters with Malloy, including some sexual acts recorded by a video camera, according to the charging document. Investigators said they found a videotape in Malloy's house that corroborated her account.
Not guilty plea
Malloy told investigators that he had known Burroughs since seventh grade, and he acknowledged having sex with the teenager in his house, according to the charging document. But Malloy denied the allegation that he had oral sex with the girl in the District.
On Saturday, Malloy pleaded not guilty to the charge of first-degree child sexual abuse.
Malloy's attorney, Steven McCool, said yesterday that the sergeant had served 15 years on the Capitol Police force and had an "unblemished record." McCool would not comment further.
One residential telephone number listed for Malloy was disconnected, and no one answered calls yesterday to another number associated with him.
Burroughs is represented by the public defender's office, which was closed yesterday. Prince George's County schools officials said last week that Burroughs was an unpaid volunteer coach for the Bowie High junior varsity football team and would no longer be welcome at the school.