Off-duty NYPD officer charged with rape

A New York City police officer has been arrested on a rape charge.

A police spokesman says 28-year-old Arthur Roldan was arrested Wednesday on charges of rape, menacing and assault. He says the off-duty incident happened on Staten Island and that the officer knew the victim.

The spokesman says the six-year veteran was assigned to a precinct in Brooklyn and has been suspended without pay. Information on his lawyer was not immediately available.

Last month, a former New York City police officer who admitted raping a schoolteacher he had grabbed off a street was sentenced to 10 years to life in prison.