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Albany Police Officer indicted

October 25, 2006

Albany - An Albany Police officer is charged with child molestation.

The seven year veteran was indicted Wednesday morning and is now suspended without pay.

Forty-three year old Benny Tatum is also charged with sexual battery and violating his oath of office.

Investigators say Tatum asked a 15 year old female relative if she wanted to kiss him, then attempted to get her to touch his genitals.

Tatum was scheduled to work tonight, but will now have to report to jail.