NYPD officer arrested on sex charges involving 12-year-old

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NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City police detective has been arrested on sex abuse charges allegedly involving a 12-year-old girl.

Police say 37-year-old Detective Juan Jimenez is accused of groping and trying to kiss the girl inside his Brooklyn apartment building.

Jimenez was arrested on charges of sex abuse, forcible touching and acting in a matter injurious to a child. It’s not clear if he has an attorney who can speak for him.

Police say Jimenez is assigned to the department’s sex offender monitoring unit. He has been suspended pending the outcome of his own case.

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