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Memphis Police Officer Charged With Rape

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Authorities say a Memphis police officer has been charged with rape.

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

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

The sheriff's office says 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.

At least 22 Memphis police officers have been arrested this year on various charges.

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