Former Pastor and D.C. Police Officer Sentenced to 18 Years for Sexually Abusing 2 Teens

Darrell Best
Darrell Best

A former D.C. police officer was sentenced to 18 years in jail Friday for sexually abusing a teen in D.C. police headquarters and another teen at a church.

Darrell Best, 46, of Upper Marlboro, Md. was a D.C. police officer and church pastor when he was charged in March 2015. He pleaded guilty on sexual assault charges on two teen girls in October 2015 in D.C. Superior Court.

A 16-year-old girl reported that Best, the pastor of her church, abused her three times, starting in December 2014. Best also pled guilty to sexually assaulting a second victim in early December 2014 when she was 17 at MPD headquarters.

Best, the pastor at God – A Second Chance Ministry Church in Southeast D.C., was off-duty during the incidents according to authorities.