Officer accused of assaulting mentally disabled woman

A Cobb County Police officer is behind bars after being arrested for allegedly assaulting a mentally disabled woman d...

Posted: Jun 21, 2018 11:38 AM
Updated: Jun 21, 2018 11:38 AM

A Cobb County Police officer is behind bars after being arrested for allegedly assaulting a mentally disabled woman during intercourse.

Robert Lanier New is accused of slapping and strangling the woman during sexual intercourse in March. Police say the woman has a mental capacity of a 10 to 14 year-old person.

New also sent text messages to the woman, calling her disparaging names and telling her "I am in charge" and "I am in control."

New is facing a misdemeanor charge of simple battery and a felony charge of aggravated assault.

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