Memphis police officer charged with rape

Memphis police officer charged with rape

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MEMPHIS AP) - Authorities announce a Memphis police officer has been charged with rape.

The Shelby County Sheriff's Office said Officer Cornelius P. Monger turned himself in to authorities Tuesday.

The sheriff's office said the 33-year-old Monger was investigated after sources told the special victim's unit that Monger had inappropriate sexual contact with a family member at a home in southeast Shelby County.

The sheriff's office said a victim came forward and stated the sexual contact began when the victim was 16 years old.

Monger has been charged with rape, statutory rape by an authority figure and incest. Online court records did not show that Monger had been booked or if he had a lawyer Tuesday afternoon.

Memphis police spokeswoman Karen Rudolph said 25 officers have been arrested this year on various charges.

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