Philly Cop Arraigned on Rape Charges

Officer was on duty when he allegedly assaulted a woman earlier this month

By Karen Araiza and Elyse Madison
|  Thursday, Sep 1, 2011  |  Updated 2:33 PM EDT
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A Philadelphia Police officer was charged Wednesday with raping a woman in his squad car.

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A Philadelphia Police officer was charged Wednesday with raping a woman in his squad car.

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Charges were filed Wednesday against Philadelphia Police officer Keith Corley. Corley II, 27, is accused of sexually assaulting a woman.Sources say investigators gathered DNA from Corley's police car. Read Full Story

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A Philly cop was arraigned on rape and various other charges early Thursday morning after he was accused of sexually assaulting a woman inside his squad car while on duty.

Keith Corley II, 27, remains in jail following his 4 a.m. arraignment.

Charges against Corley were filed on Wednesday.

The officer was charged with rape, involuntary deviant sexual intercourse, sexual assault, indecent , assault, indecent exposure and official oppression for the Aug. 11 incident.

The victim, a woman in her 30s, told police that she was waiting for a bus near a construction site at 52nd and Market in West Philadelphia, when Corley -- who is assigned to the 18th District -- offered to give her a ride to the 69th Street Terminal in Upper Darby, police sources said.

The woman said Corley instead took her to the area of the Cobbs Creek recreation center where he allegedly sexually assaulted her while he was partially clad inside his police vehicle, according to police sources.

After the assault he reportedly dropped off the victim in Upper Darby, sources said.

Investigators gathered DNA from the police car and issued a search warrant for Corley's home, sources told NBC10's Monique Braxton.

Sources say Corley, a four-year veteran of the force and a married father of step children, showed up at police headquarters Wednesday on allegations that he lived out of state. While there he was arrested for the alleged assault.

Corley's gun and badge were taken away. He is suspended for 30 days with the intent to dismiss, according to police.

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