MPD officer charged with sexual abuse of child resigns

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Memphis police officer charged with molesting a girl has quit the force.

Prosecutors filed charges against 33-year-old Stephen Feinberg last week.

They say he molested the girl for about five years.

Feinberg is charged with aggravated sexual battery, statutory rape by an authority figure, and sexual battery by an authority figure.

Police immediately suspended him, but wouldn’t confirm if he quit because of the charges.

According to the police report, the Department of Children’s Services got an anonymous tip that Feinberg was sexually abusing the girl.

During a forensic interview, she told police it was true.

Investigators say he started touching her when she was 12 and by the time she was 14, he started having sex with her.

Police say the victim is now 17 and opened up about this abuse, which she says happened in multiple houses Feinberg has lived in over the years.

Dr. Jeffery Freiden is a licensed counselor who treats sex offenders in Shelby County.

He says, if convicted, Fienberg could be spending years in prison because of how young the victim was when he allegedly started to abuse her.

Feinberg, who joined MPD in 2007, paid $40,000 to get out of jail Saturday.


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