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Monday, 06 May 2013 08:17

Memphis Police Officer Convicted on Rape, Assault and Official Misconduct Charges

Aaron Reinsberg Aaron Reinsberg SCSO
MEMPHIS, TN – July 12, 2014 - A criminal court jury found former Memphis police officer Aaron Reinsberg guilty of two counts of rape, one count of assault and 2 counts of official misconduct, said District Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich.
Reinsberg was on trial this week and the jury returned the verdict on Saturday morning.
He was indicted in May of 2013 after a womanreported that he raped her after a chance meeting on Beale Street, where Reinsberg was a patrol officer.
The woman stated she met and exchanged cellular phone numbers with Reinsberg while on Beale Street and went home.
Reinsberg used his personal cellular phone to gain access to county law enforcement databases and web resources to search for and find the woman’s home address.
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. The woman stated she woke up with Reinsberg on top of her, raping her.
Reinsberg will be sentenced on August 25, 2014 by Judge Chris Craft.
Rape is a class “B” felony with a mandatory sentence range between eight (8) to thirty (30) years, with no possibility of parole. Official misconduct is a class “E” felony with a sentence range between one (1) to six (6) years.
The case was handled by Carrie Shelton, Chief Prosecutor of the Dist. Atty. Gen.'s Special Victim Unit and assistant district attoryney Abby Wallace.