THE BRONX - A police officer from the Bronx is accused of raping a teenage girl.
According to authorities, 38-year-old Vladimir Sosa sexually assaulted the 16-year-old victim on three different occasions last April inside his eighth-floor apartment at the Bronx River Houses.
Officials say he's also a pastor at the church that the victim attends.
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Neighbors say Sosa lives with his mother and rarely had visitors. One neighbor added that even though she never saw him in his NYPD uniform, Sosa was a protective presence on her floor.
Sosa has been charged with rape, two counts of criminal sexual acts, sexual misconduct and endangering the welfare of a child.
He has been suspended by the NYPD without pay and is due back in court next month.