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Connecticut State Trooper Arrested in Rhode Island

Pawtucket Police

A Connecticut State Police trooper has been suspended after being arrested in Rhode Island.

Trooper Marwing Pena was arrested in Pawtucket, Rhode Island early Thursday morning.

Police there responded to a home for a report of a domestic violence incident just before 3:30 a.m.

The alleged victim told officers that she and Pena were having sex when she decided she didn't want to have sex anymore.

She told officers Pena pushed her face with his hand and then pushed her off the bed with his foot.

She said that she and Pena have been in an off-and-on relationship for the past six years. The couple has two children together.

According to the woman, Pena grabbed the two kids to bring them upstairs, and the couple struggled for a few moments before she allowed Pena to take the kids up the stairs.

Pena told officers the same story about his girlfriend no longer wanting to have sex and said the two argued, but said the confrontation never became physical, according to police.

Pena was charged with disorderly conduct and simple assault.

Due to the arrest, Pena's police powers have been suspended, state police said. The trooper's weapon, badge and cruiser were also seized.

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