PG officer committed suicide prior to trial on multiple sex offenses

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, Md. (WJLA) – A Prince George’s County police officer arrested last year after being charged with multiple sex offenses and other crimes was found dead of an apparent suicide Friday.

The body of John Warhurst, a 21-year veteran of the Prince George’s County Police Department, was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound near Bayard and Sands roads in Anne Arundel County.

Warhurst was arrested in November of 2013 and charged with more than a dozen sex offenses and other crimes, including second-degree rape and a sex offense involving a child. He retired from the police force after being charged.

Warhurst’s trial was due to start on Oct. 28.

John Warhurst found dead in suicide with trial looming in Oct

John Warhurst found dead in suicide with trial looming in Oct

 

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