One by one, the 15-year-old girl went through headshots of suspects.
Among them, she knew, was the man dressed as a police officer who she said ordered her to take off her pants and unbutton her blouse, and then spread her legs as he used a flashlight to inspect her.
The man she identified: Miramar police Capt. Juan De Los Rios, 46.
On Friday, De Los Rios was charged with two counts of lewd or lascivious conduct on an underage girl, according to the arrest affidavit. He was booked into Broward County Jail and held on $30,000 bail.
If convicted, De Los Rios could face up to 15 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine.
According to the arrest affidavit, the girl was sitting in the back of a car with a 19-year-old friend parked in the back lot of a business plaza in Miramar after school on Jan. 18, when a man approached the car and looked at them through the window.
He asked them to roll down the window.
Because he was in a dark-blue uniform and wearing a gold badge, the teens thought he was a police officer and complied.
The man then began to question them. At one point, he leaned against the window, looked at them, gave a hard long pause and asked: “Well, were you having sex? What are you doing here?”
The girl quickly responded “no, no, no, officer no,” the affidavit said. The girl told police she and her friend were just talking.
But the man told the girl he “needed to check.”
The girl asked “Check what?”
“I need to see inside,” he responded.