Cop Rapes Civilian In Cruiser

Bertel Schmitt
by Bertel Schmitt

In Albuquerque, a police officer is caught with his pants not quite down, but nonetheless having sex on the hood of a car. From the pictures released, it looked consensual. This is not what can be said of the conduct of a Philadelphia police officer. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Keith Corley II, a 4 year member of the Philadelphia police department, was charged with raping a woman in the back of his squad car while on duty in the 18th District in West Philadelphia.

The Inquirer is keeping a tally of this and says it’s the “third time in the last two weeks, that a Philadelphia police officer has been charged with a violent attack against a woman.” The first two times were domestic disputes. The third case is outright rape.

According to a spokeswoman for the District Attorney, a woman told police that she was waiting for a bus at 52nd and Market streets to go to the 69th Street Terminal when Corley pulled up in his squad car and picked her up. The woman was driven to an area of Cobbs Creek near Cedar Avenue and was raped in the back seat of the cruiser. After the act, she was dropped off at the bus terminal, police says.

DNA from the squad car seems to support the case. Officer Corley is charged with rape, involuntary deviant sexual intercourse, sexual assault, indecent assault, indecent exposure and official oppression. He is currently suspended from duty.

Bertel Schmitt
Bertel Schmitt

Bertel Schmitt comes back to journalism after taking a 35 year break in advertising and marketing. He ran and owned advertising agencies in Duesseldorf, Germany, and New York City. Volkswagen A.G. was Bertel's most important corporate account. Schmitt's advertising and marketing career touched many corners of the industry with a special focus on automotive products and services. Since 2004, he lives in Japan and China with his wife <a href=""> Tomoko </a>. Bertel Schmitt is a founding board member of the <a href=""> Offshore Super Series </a>, an American offshore powerboat racing organization. He is co-owner of the racing team Typhoon.

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  • Mark MacInnis Mark MacInnis on Sep 01, 2011

    If the cruiser was a Crown Vic....could he be also accused of 'Panther love"? Jus' sayin... (I'm sorry, Lord, and please be with the starving children in Philedelphia....)

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    • Fincar1 Fincar1 on Sep 01, 2011

      @Robert.Walter I'm thinking, as in involuntary on her part. How'd the stupid so-and-so get caught, did he climb in the back and slam the door, forgetting about the lack of inside door handles in the typical squad car?

  • Brettc Brettc on Sep 01, 2011

    Just amazing that this guy would would abuse his power like that. Mental note: don't go to Philadelphia, ever.

  • Secret Hi5 Secret Hi5 on Sep 01, 2011

    How's this for car news: Elementary School Teacher Killed 8/30/2011 " . . . The Highway Patrol said a small explosion in Whelan’s Scion sent small pieces into nearby cars and caused Whelan’s accelerator to stick. Investigators said her car was going at a very high rate of speed when it hit a tree moments later." EXPLOSION?!

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    • Ethan Gaines Ethan Gaines on Sep 01, 2011

      How the hell did I not hear about that? I only live across the Catawba from Gaston County, and I was going down 85 on my way to Dallas right after the news story said it happened. Damn...

  • Ricky Spanish Ricky Spanish on Sep 02, 2011

    a rapist AND a cop? they're gonna love him in prison.