MTA officer charged with allegedly raping woman after bus crash

A Maryland Transit Administration police officer was arrested and charged last week in connection with the sexual assault of a woman whose car accident he investigated.

Martez Johnson, a 26-year-old MTA officer and Baltimore resident, is charged with second-degree rape and second-degree assault.

On March 13, a woman told Baltimore City Police she’d been raped by a police officer. She told officers she was on her way home when an MTA bus hit her car, according to Baltimore City police documents.

Uniformed officers responded to the crash and the woman said she got into the back of a patrol car while the investigation was underway, according to the police report. After the on-scene accident investigation came to a close, an officer, later identified as Johnson, drove the woman home, the report states.

She said Johnson allegedly followed her into her home without permission and forced her to have sexual intercourse with him against her will, according to the report.

When Baltimore police arrived at her home, the woman was crying and visibly upset. She was then taken to an area hospital for a forensic examination.

The woman ultimately identified Johnson’s photo as that of the man who had attacked her.

Johnson was arrested March 14 and released from custody later that day after posting $250,000 bond.

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