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A New Haven cop accused of raping a teen sex worker turns himself in

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Danielle Wedderburn
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WSHU Public Radio
New Haven, Connecticut, police department headquarters

A New Haven Police officer turned himself in over the weekend. Officer Gary Gamarra was charged with allegedly raping a 19-year-old sex worker.

The New Haven Independent reports Gamarra has been on administrative leave after he was accused of raping an undocumented 19-year-old woman from Honduras.

The state’s Police Officer Standards and Training Council also took away his police certification last week.

Prosecutors said Gamarra used his position with the police to coerce her into sex without consent. 

The arrest will continue a state attorney’s investigation that stalled earlier this year. A separate police internal affairs probe is also ongoing.

A native Long Islander, J.D. is WSHU's managing editor. He also hosts the climate podcast Higher Ground. J.D. reports for public radio stations across the Northeast, is a journalism educator and proud SPJ member.
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