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MPD officer indicted on rape, misconduct charges

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MEMPHIS, TN -

(WMC-TV) - A Memphis police officer was indicted on three counts of rape and two counts of official misconduct.

The office of Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich confirmed Friday that Aaron Reinsberg, 30, was indicted.

According to the release, the victim reported in January that she was raped by Reinsberg, who was off-duty.

The woman said she met and exchanged phone numbers with Reinsberg while on Beale Street and went home.

According to reports, Reinsberg used his personal cell phone to gain access to county law enforcement databases and web resources to search for and find the woman's home address, according to officials.

Reinsberg arrived at the victim's home the same night. Once there, Reinsberg was allowed entry by the victim's roommate, who left him alone with the woman in her bedroom.

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

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

"I've said it many times. Nobody is above the law and nobody is beneath the law," said Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich. "These types of charges are troubling no matter who the defendant is, but when it is an individual in uniform that makes it more disturbing."

Nobody answered at Reinsberg's listed address.

If found guilty, Reinsberg could be sentenced up to 30 years with no possibility of parole.

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