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Police captain accused of making girl, 15, take off clothes for sex check

Broward Sheriff's Office

Authorities say Juan de los Rios made a 15-year-old girl take her clothes off when he saw her talking with a boy inside the back seat of a car.

A Florida police captain was arrested Friday after authorities said he made a 15-year-old girl remove her clothes to prove she wasn't having sex in the back seat of a car, NBCMiami.com reported

Juan de los Rios, 46, is charged with two counts of lewd and lascivious conduct on a child under the age of 16 by someone over the of age 18. The charge is a second-degree felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine, the station reported. 

The Sun Sentinel reports that de los Rios is an 18-year veteran of the Miramar Police Department. The paper reported that he's been suspended without pay.

According to the arrest affidavit, de los Rios found the girl talking with a 19-year-old boy in the back seat of the car on Jan. 18.

The station reported he asked her if they had been having sex. She told investigators she and the boy were just talking.

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Authorities told NBCMiami.com that de los Rios then told the girl to remove her pants and underwear so he could see if she was telling the truth. The girl told investigators de los Rios "inspected" her with a flashlight and told her to pull down her blouse so he could check for bruising.

The girl's older sister persuaded her to tell their parents, who then reported the incident to Miramar police, the station reported. 

It's not clear if de los Rios knew the girl prior to the incident.  

He was being held in lieu of $30,000 bail, the Sentinel reported. 

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