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Memphis Cop Indicted on Rape Charges

A Memphis police officer has been indicted on multiple rape charges.
MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - The Memphis officer accused of raping a woman he met on Beale Street while off duty has been indicted by a grand jury.

Officer Aaron Reinsberg was indicted for 3 counts of Rape and 2 counts of Official Misconduct. He voluntarily turned himself in to authorities on May 3, 2013. He has since been released on a $100,000 bond.

The 21-year-old victim told investigators she met with the off-duty officer, who was an acquaintance, on Beale Street around 3 a.m. on Sunday, January 20. She said she left Beale to go home, but did not leave with the officer or tell him where she lived.

Investigators say Reinsberg used law enforcement databases to find the victim's home address and went there that same night, where the victim's roommate let Reinsberg inside. The victim said she awoke to Reinsberg on top of her, raping her.

Reinsberg, 30, has been suspended with pay. He has been employed with MPD since January 2011 and is assigned to the Entertainment District Unit.

Police Director Toney Armstrong issued the following statement:

"Any officer who feels they can act outside the realm of laws is sadly mistaken. The Memphis Police Department will not tolerate this type of behavior from any person, especially those sworn to uphold the law."
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