MPD officer indicted on rape, misconduct charges

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

The office of the Shelby County District Attorney General 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.

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 has been 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."

Reinsberg could be sentenced up to 30 years with no possibility of parole.

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