Philly police officer charged with rape while on duty

Posted: August 31, 2011

A Philadelphia police officer, 27, has been charged with raping a woman in his patrol car last month while working a late-night shift.

Keith Corley II was arrested Wednesday on charges of rape, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, indecent assault, and related offenses.

Corley, assigned to West Philadelphia's 18th District, joined the department four years ago. Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey has suspended him for 30 days with the intent to dismiss.

Members of the Police Department have been speculating about Corley's arrest since Aug. 11, when a woman reported the assault. The woman, 32, whose name has not been released, told police she was waiting for a bus at 52d and Market Streets around 3:30 a.m. when Corley offered to give her a ride home.

Instead, she told police, Corley drove her to nearby Cobbs Creek Parkway and assaulted her in the back of the patrol car. Afterward, she said, Corley dropped her off at a nearby SEPTA station. She reported the assault immediately.

Corley is the second Philadelphia police officer to face criminal charges this week, and the third since last month. On Monday, Officer John Mouzon was charged with hitting his girlfriend during a fight. On Aug. 18, Officer Sean Jang was arrested and charged with assault after a fight with a former girlfriend.


Contact staff writer Allison Steele at 215-854-2641 or asteele@phillynews.com.

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