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MPD officer indicted for rape, misconduct

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (FOX13) -

Memphis Police Officer Aaron Reinsberg has been indicted by a Shelby County grand jury on three counts of rape and two counts of official misconduct, the Shelby County District Attorney's Office said.

According to District Attorney General Amy Weirich, the 30-year-old policeman allegedly raped a woman in January. He was off-duty at the time of the incident, the DA's office said.

The woman stated she met and exchanged cellphone numbers with Officer Reinsberg while on Beale Street and went home. The DA's Office said Officer Reinsberg then used his personal cellular phone to gain access to county law enforcement databases and web resources to search for and find the woman's home address.

The off-duty Memphis policemen went to the victim's home the same night as the phone call in January. Once there, Reinsberg was allowed entry by the victim's roommate, who left him alone with the woman in her bedroom.

The DA's Office said the woman woke up and the policeman was on top of her, raping her.

Memphis Police said Officer Reinsberg voluntarily turned himself into authorities on Friday, and he was released on a $100,000 bond.

A police spokeswoman said Officer Reinsberg, who has been with the police force since January 2011, is suspended with pay.

Officer Reinsberg is attached to the Entertainment District Unit.

"Any officer who feels they can act outside the realm of laws is sadly mistaken," Police Director Toney Armstrong said in a statement late Friday night. "The Memphis Police Department will not tolerate this type of behavior from any person, especially those sworn to uphold the law."

A court appearance in Shelby County Criminal Court is pending.

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