Memphis man pleads guilty to raping family members

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Henry Monger entered a guilty plea to charges he raped three family members.

Police said some of Henry Monger’s victims were children.

Mongers’ son and former Memphis Police officer, Cornelius Monger, is set to go to trial May 4 for sexually abusing a family member also.

Tuesday one of his victims broke down on the stand as she relived her story.

She told the court the abuse would always happen at night and started when she was eight years old.

She said it happened weekly at their South Memphis home and as she got older the fondling turned into rape.

“It hurt. After that, I thought my cycle had come on,” she told the court in tears.

She said she never told anyone because she didn’t want to be separated from her brothers and sisters, but in 2012, she finally told police when she found out Monger molested two other family members.

He’s now charged with rape of a child and aggravated sexual battery.

Monger’s attorneys tried finding flaws in her story like why it took her so long to come forward and why she couldn’t remember any exact dates.

Through it all, Monger’s wife, Barbara, sat in the back emotionless even when her name was brought up.

“Mrs. Monger came in, and she cut on the lights and snatched back the covers,” said the woman testifying.

Barbara Monger is facing charges for trying to convince one of the girls to lie to detectives.

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