A Georgia State University Campus Police officer has been charged with rape and other offenses in an incident that the alleged female victim said began at a Buford restaurant.
According to the Gwinnett County Police Department, the woman remembers meeting the suspect, 59-year-old Terry Payne of Loganville, on the evening of Friday, Aug. 5, at a restaurant in the 2600 block of Mall of Georgia Boulevard. She told police she remembered having an alcoholic beverage, then nothing else, until waking up in an unfamiliar location with the suspect raping her. Police said the woman was able to get to safety a short time later and went to a local hospital, where Special Victim’s Unit detectives interviewed her.
Payne, who turned himself in to the Gwinnett County Jail on Friday, Aug. 12, is charged with one count each of rape, kidnapping, false imprisonment and violation of oath of office. He is being held without bond.
Anyone with information to share in this case is asked to call GCPD detectives at 770- 513-5300. To remain anonymous, tipsters should call Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or visit stopcrimeATL.com. Crime Stoppers tipsters can receive a cash reward for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case.
FEATURED IMAGE: According to Gwinnett police, a Georgia State University Campus Police officer, Terry Payne, 59, of Loganville, is facing charges after being accused of rape and other offenses. Photo courtesy of Gwinnett County Police Department.