Friday, January 23, 2015

Atlantic City Police Officer Pled Guilty to Official Misconduct; Sexual Assault on Teenager

MAYS LANDING – An Atlantic City Police officer pled guilty today to official misconduct for exploiting his position as a police officer in order to sexually assault a child, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.
On Monday, May 19, 2014, as a result of an investigation by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit, with the assistance of the Atlantic City Police Department, Atlantic City Police officer Andre L. Corbin, 44, of Northridge Drive, Mays Landing, was arrested without incident in Atlantic City.

Corbin was charged with two (2) counts of Official Misconduct, two (2) counts of Sexual Assault, and one (1) count each of Endangering the Welfare of a Child and Criminal Sexual Contact.
The charges specified that Corbin committed acts related to his office that constituted unauthorized use of his official position as a police officer in order to obtain benefit for himself, specifically sexual acts with a child. The State alleges that, while performing his official duties, Corbin committed the acts against a 16-year-old female victim.
Today, Corbin waived presentation of the case to a Grand Jury and pled guilty to the accusation. In accordance with a plea agreement, Crobin pled guilty before Atlantic County Superior Court Judge Michael A. Donio to (1) one count of Official Misconduct and one (1) count of Sexual Assault—both crimes of the 2nd degree.
Corbin admitted in Court to using Facetime to transmit an image of his penis while in his police uniform, and to meeting the victim between January and August of 2013 and committing sexual assault by oral and digital penetration of the underage female, while being a police officer with supervisory power over the victim.
At the request of the State, Judge Donio signed an order forfeiting Corbin’s current employment as a police officer, and forever disqualifying him from holding any future public office.
A 2nd degree crime carries a potential penalty of incarceration in New Jersey State Prison for 5-10 years.
First Assistant Prosecutor Diane Ruberton represents the State in the case.

Anyone with information involving serious crimes is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-909-7800 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office Web site at and provide information by filling out the form anonymously on the Submit a Tip page. People can also call Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234 or 1-800-658-8477 (TIPS) or visit the Crime Stoppers Website at Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those who commit crimes in Atlantic County.


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