Memphis Police officer behind bars on rape charges - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Memphis Police officer behind bars on rape charges

MEMPHIS, TN - (WMC-TV) – Another Memphis Police officer is behind bars, and the crime he is accused of may hit a new low. 

Law and Order: SVU captivates audiences weekly on NBC, but it's the real-life Shelby County Sheriff's special victims unit that caught 33 year-old Memphis Police Officer Cornelius Monger who is accused of having sex with a family member beginning when she was 16. 

"Child sexual abuse happens in all families, all socioeconomic levels, all lines of work as well," said Anna Whalley with Shelby County Victims Services and Rape Crisis Center. 

"Any type of sexual abuse is an abuse of authority, and we hate to see that, whether in a family or someone in an authority position in the community," she said. 

According to the Sheriff's office, an investigation of Monger began in October. He was indicted Tuesday by a grand jury on charges of rape, statutory rape by an authority figure and incest. 

Monger has been with the department since 2006 and most recently assigned to the Old Allen Station. 

The charges against him are arguably more heinous than those 20-something other Memphis Police officers have faced this year. 

In a statement released late Tuesday, MPD Director Toney Armstrong wrote, "It sickens me to know that an officer of the law has violated the innocence of a child. This individual calls himself a Memphis Police Officer; I call him a criminal."  

Officer Monger is relieved of duty pending an investigation. His bond is set at 100-thousand dollars. We've learned another family member may be facing similar charges as well. 

Copyright 2012 WMC-TV. All rights reserved.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Roy Moore responds after Senate loss to Doug Jones

    Roy Moore responds after Senate loss to Doug Jones

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 10:58 PM EST2017-12-14 03:58:33 GMT
    (Source: Moore campaign)(Source: Moore campaign)

    Roy Moore has released a statement following his loss to Senator-elect Doug Jones in Tuesday's election.  Moore released a video to the people of Alabama. The transcript is below: Tomorrow, my wife and I will celebrate our 32nd wedding anniversary. I want to thank her and all my family, for standing with me through this long and arduous campaign. And of course, I want to thank all of you who have stood with me in this very important battle for the future of our country. We ...

    More >>

    Roy Moore has released a statement following his loss to Senator-elect Doug Jones in Tuesday's election.  Moore released a video to the people of Alabama. The transcript is below: Tomorrow, my wife and I will celebrate our 32nd wedding anniversary. I want to thank her and all my family, for standing with me through this long and arduous campaign. And of course, I want to thank all of you who have stood with me in this very important battle for the future of our country. We ...

    More >>
  • College student arrested; tried to trade chicken alfredo, Sprite for sex

    College student arrested; tried to trade chicken alfredo, Sprite for sex

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 3:38 PM EST2017-12-13 20:38:04 GMT

    Youngstown State University student Albert Maruna was caught red-handed and arrested this week after he allegedly attempted to have sex with a 15-year-old boy, who turned out to be an undercover officer.  

    More >>

    Youngstown State University student Albert Maruna was caught red-handed and arrested this week after he allegedly attempted to have sex with a 15-year-old boy, who turned out to be an undercover officer.  

    More >>
  • Dan Johnson: KY State Rep. kills himself in Bullitt County

    Dan Johnson: KY State Rep. kills himself in Bullitt County

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 11:29 PM EST2017-12-14 04:29:43 GMT

    Kentucky state representative "Pope" Dan Johnson has committed suicide, days after a report surfaced alleging he assaulted a teenage girl in 2013.

    More >>

    Kentucky state representative "Pope" Dan Johnson has committed suicide, days after a report surfaced alleging he assaulted a teenage girl in 2013.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly