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Georgia State University police officer charged with rape

Terry Payne

By Joe Johnson

A 59-year-pld GSU police officer who was the suspect in an alleged rape last week surrendered Friday at the Gwinnett County Detention Center.

The officer, Terry Payne of Loganville, was charged with one count each of Rape, Kidnapping, False Imprisonment, and Violation of Oath of Office by Gwinnett Police detectives, according to GCPD.

On August 6, the victim went to a local hospital and reported being raped, police sad, at which time detectives with the Special Victims Unit interviewed her.

According to police, detectives said that she met Payne several months earlier and they had agreed to go on a date the previous evening, August 5. She said that she remembered meeting him at a restaurant in the 2600 block of Mall of Georgia Blvd in Buford and having an alcoholic beverage and then nothing else until she woke up in an unfamiliar location and the suspect was raping her. The victim was able to get to safety a short time later and went to the hospital, police said

According to Sgt. Jennifer Richter, a GCPD public information officer, the 36-year-old victim resides in Lawrenceville, and is not a GSU student.

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