Woman Says Former MPD Officer Did Not Rape Her

(Memphis) The woman who police said was raped by a former Memphis cop gave her side of the story.

She asked WREG to keep her face and name hidden.

She said Terrance Shaw did not rape or hurt her, and she’s trying to get the charges thrown out.

She said the two have been on and off again for eight years.

She’s from Memphis and was visiting Shaw in Huntsville where he’s attending graduate school at Alabama A & M.

She said she sent a text message to her friend in Nashville while at Shaw’s campus apartment last weekend. She wouldn’t show WREG what it said.

“I never told [my friend] I was raped or anything. That’s what really blew my mind.” she said. “It was pretty much about our relationship. Just the intimate part about it, and she just, you know, I guess she wasn’t used to that,” she said.

She said her friend “misunderstood” her text message and called police.

In the deposition, officers said a woman was raped and three men witnessed the act.

The victim was taken to the Huntsville Crisis Center and after collecting evidence, police arrested Shaw for first degree rape.

“They did the rape kit, but they didn’t find anything abnormal,” she said. “They couldn’t find anything. There were no bumps, bruises or anything.”

She said she didn’t even want a rape kit done, and “that part was actually the manipulation of the investigator.”

She said there were three men in the apartment, but there was nothing to witness.

She’s talked to Shaw since he was released on a $20,000 bond.

She said he was trying to get a fresh start in Alabama after he was investigated for shooting and killing 15-year-old Justin Thompson in September 2012.

Shaw was off duty at the time and claimed the teen tried to rob him. He was never criminally charged.

“He’s dealing with it. Of course with everything in Memphis, it’s really tough, but he’s trying to make it through and hold it together,” she said.

She said Thursday, five days after Shaw was arrested, was the first time she tried contacting investigators about the charges.

Shaw is expected in court in Alabama December 4.



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