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Philadelphia Police Officer Charged with Sexually Assaulting 8th Grader

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports on a particularly heinous Dirty Cop:

A longtime Philadelphia police officer has been arrested on allegations that he sexually assaulted a teenage girl, starting when she was in the eighth grade.

Officer Charles Young was arrested Thursday on charges that include involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, corruption of a minor, and indecent sexual assault, all felonies. He is the fourth officer in three weeks to face criminal charges.

Young, 50, a member of the department for 21 years, retired before he was charged, according to a law enforcement source. The Police Department made no announcement about the charges. Other Philadelphia officers have retired before or after their arrest in an effort to begin collecting their pension payments.

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