MPD Officer/Pastor at God-A Second Chance Ministry Church Arrested for Alleged First Degree Sex Abuse of a Minor

From MPD:

“On Monday, March 16, 2015, at approximately 9:00 pm, members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested 45-year-old Darrell Best of Upper Marlboro, MD pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant, charging him with First Degree Sex Abuse of a Minor.

On Saturday, March 14, 2015, a 16 year old female reported to the Metropolitan Police Department that she was the victim of a First Degree Sex Abuse of a Minor on three separate occasions, starting in December 2014. The perpetrator of these offenses was an off-duty MPD Officer Darrell Best, who is the pastor of her church God-A Second Chance Ministry Church located on Southern Avenue SE. As a result of an investigation initiated by MPD detectives of the Youth Investigations Division, a DC Superior Court arrest warrant was issued on Sunday, March 15, 2015 charging Darrell Best with First Degree Sex Abuse of a Minor. He was arrested in Largo, MD.

Detectives from the Youth Investigations Division are continuing their investigation of this offense and any related offenses. Anyone with information is asked to call the Youth Investigations Division (202) 576-6768 or the Command Information Center (202) 727-9099. Information may also be submitted anonymously by text to 50411.”

7 Comment

  • Emmaleigh504

    Gross. I’m glad they arrested him.

  • Why does “off-duty” matter in any way? Sworn officers should be held to a higher standard 24/7/365.

  • Ugh. I hate these religious hucksters.

  • Predators go where they prey is don’t they? And in this case that he was an officer and pastor definitely amplified his authority in the eyes of his “ministry” and makes the betrayal of trust for the people his “minister” to and those he served as an officer even bigger.

    Hope the thin blue line doesn’t protect this a** and they throw the book at him so he can feel the full-force of the law/authority that he likely threw around to get what he wanted.

  • Should have been arrested for the worst pun in the history of religion.

  • Victim was on the news this morning, she said “he was her spiritual advisor” and she feared for her life because he was armed. He took her to police HQ to perform his assaults. This dude is beyond SCUM of the earth…. IMHO.

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