Former police officer indicted on rape charges turns himself in

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The former Phillipsburg police officer who was indicted on rape charges turned himself into the Montgomery County Jail Monday.

According to the jail’s website, 33-year-old Justin Sanderson was taken into custody around 6:50 p.m. Monday

The Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office is holding a news conference Monday to discuss the case of a Phillipsburg police officer that was jailed for alleged rape in July.

(WDTN Photo/Dominic Wilson)

Justin Sanderson was released from custody and had not been formally charged.

Monday, a Montgomery County grand jury indicted Sanderson on 21 charges including gross sexual imposition, rape, sexual battery, kidnapping and unauthorized use of the Ohio Law Enforcement Gateway.

READ MORE: Phillipsburg police officer jailed for alleged rape

According to Vandalia Police, Justin Sanderson was wearing his Phillipsburg Police uniform and had his police cruiser parked at a hotel parking lot at the time of the incident.

One woman filed the sexual assault report Monday, July 3.

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