Memphis cop charged with statutory rape

Ericck Cain
Ericck Cain

(WMC-TV) - A Memphis police officer is behind bars after investigators say he sent a 14-year-old girl nude pictures and had a sexual relationship with the teen.

Officer Ericck Cain, 25, has been charged with aggravated statutory rape and exploitation of a minor by electronic means.

Investigators say Cain emailed a naked picture of himself to a 14-year-old relative in January. About six months later, police say, the two had sex in a house in the 5600 block of Cottonwood.

"He gave us a statement of admission," said Dave Martello, of the Memphis Police Department.

Police say the initial report was made at the Mt. Moriah precinct. One of the teenager's friends came went to the station Monday night and told police everything she knew about the relationship.

Police say they do not suspect there are any other alleged victims, but that one is enough.

"It's such a disappointment," said Martello."This person is a criminal just like the people that we deal with on the streets every day."

Cain has been on the police force since 2009. He was assigned to the Mt. Moriah Station, but has been relieved of duty while the investigation unfolds.

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