Philadelphia Police Officer Surrenders To Face Rape Charges

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A Philadelphia police officer accused of rape has turned himself in for arrest.

Eyewitness News captured exclusive video of Officer Keith Corley leaving Internal Affairs in handcuffs. The District Attorney’s office charged the officer with Rape, Involuntary Deviant Sexual Intercourse, Sexual Assault, Indecent Assault, Indecent Exposure and Official Oppression.

Authorities say Corley, assigned to the 18th Police District, was on duty, in uniform and in a marked police car when he assaulted a woman.

Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey said, “We are committed to rooting out those individuals who would violate the trust of the public.”

The criminal investigation against the 27-year-old officer began on August 11th after a 32-year-old woman alleged he sexually assaulted her.

The woman told police, she was trying to get home after work, was waiting for a bus that never showed at 52nd and Market Streets. She then spotted officer Corley in his patrol car. She flagged him down and asked for a ride. She says he agreed then took her to an area in Cobbs Creek and forced her to perform a sex act in the back seat of the squad car. The woman told investigators, the officer then dropped her off at the 69th Street Terminal, as agreed, after the attack.

Ramsey added, “The police lab did an excellent job on this in fact it wasn’t easy to get the evidence they needed to get. They followed through, didn’t give up until they got what they needed to present to the D.A.”

Commissioner Ramsey says DNA evidence was analyzed, the incident investigated and this is the end result: Officer Corley under arrest.

“Obviously, it’s something of great concern. It’s another, you know, black mark against the Department but again it doesn’t represent everyone on the Department. None of this is tolerable and we’ll take whatever action we need to take to rid our ranks of them,” Ramsey said.

Sources say Officer Corley was suspended for 30 days with the intent to dismiss.

The 27-year-old officer had been on the force for four years. Corley has not yet spoken publicly to tell his side of the story.

Reported by Elizabeth Hur, CBS 3

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One Comment

  1. cobra says:

    Stanley Randall Badge # 2403 of the Philadelphia PO-Lice is a dirty dirty dirty dirty PIG.

  2. Molokoultra says:

    ass, gas or grass… nobody rides for free

  3. destiny22 says:

    Sounds fishy! first of all who flags down cops because they missed their bus? Since when do cops give people a ride because they missed their bus? She didn’t mention in her interview that she was scared sounds like she is at 52nd and market all the time. Sounds like she was “ON THE JOB” and maybe afterwards he didn”t want to pay. he may go to jail but it won’t be for rape it will be for stupidity.

  4. USA says:

    These people behind official uniforms who take oath to protect and serve the community are worst than criminals. 95% of the police force in this country are corrupt and for some insane reason they have been given too much power to over the public.

  5. Linda D Bryant says:

    Nothing but THUGS as Philly PD–maybe they should consider background and psychological testing before they hire them!!!!!!!!!

    Put this cop in PRISON along with all of the other criminals!!!!!

  6. Zzbar says:

    And you want me to like cops? Phhooooeey !!!

  7. bc says:

    This is a disgraceful act that reflects on all honest, hardworking police officers. This man, if guilty, deserves to go to prison for a long time. When a police officer abuses his authority the public paints all officers with a broad brush. Police officers are to be held to a higher standard and this man has failed.

  8. Mike P. says:

    Where is this cop’s picture plastered all over the tv screen? Is this an honor CBS 3 reserves only for Catholic Church officials who abuse people’s trust and their authority? This is hardly fair journalism!

    1. Guess Who says:

      It’s another AA mo olie. How is that working out for you, Philly??

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