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Ex-Philly Officer Gets 2-4 Years For Sex Offense

Ex-Philly Officer Gets 2-4 Years For Sex Offense

Philadelphia Inquirer via YellowBrix

November 13, 2010

PHILADELPHIA – After an unblemished 11 years with the Philadelphia Police Department, Malaika T. Mebane brought his career to an abrupt, unintended end Oct. 19, 2009, when he was caught in a sex act with a female prisoner in a cell at his district station.

On Friday, after Mebane had blamed long-term sex addiction and his retreat from his Christian faith for his crime, the former officer went into custody to begin a 2- to 4-year prison term.

At his sentencing hearing in Common Pleas Court, Mebane, 39, apologized to his 21-year-old victim and many others: “I embarrassed myself, my friends, and the Police Department. I destroyed my career.”

He told Judge Karen Shreeves-Johns he was undergoing psychological treatment for sex addiction and was again a Christian.

“I have finally found God,” Mebane said. “Satan was in my life. I was going hand in hand with him.”

Mebane’s attorney, Scott Philip Sigman, told the court the officer’s career record had been “exemplary,” before his arrest.

Mebane pleaded guilty in June to involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and institutional sexual assault.

The attack occurred after the victim was arrested at home on a simple-assault charge and taken to the 35th Police District at Broad Street and Champlost Avenue in Ogontz. Mebane was a cell-block officer there.

As the woman was making a phone call, he groped her and led her to a nearby cell, where he forced her to commit a sex act.

“This was a life experience that I’ll never forget,” the victim told the judge. “I’m not as comfortable as I used to be around people. I can never forget this.”

Shreeves-Johns seemed unimpressed with Mebane’s contrition, telling him the only thing he had done to mitigate his prison sentence was to plead guilty and not put his victim through a trial. The judge called his conduct “disgusting and disgraceful. I don’t know what level of trust could ever have been placed in you.”

When he is released from prison, Mebane will have to register with the state police as a sex offender.

Shreeves-Johns said Mebane and other corrupt officers harm the reputation of the Police Department and contribute to the city’s crime rate: “You are a reason that nobody trusts the police.”

  • Fallenherobadge-3-1_max50_max50


    almost 4 years ago


    His career is gone, but so what? His victims lives have been altered and will never be the same, think about it, anyone can be in county jail, from dui to reckless driving and they dont deserve to be subjected to that.

  • In_remembrance_of_oakland_pd_max50_max50_max50_max50_max50


    almost 4 years ago


    What a lowlife, not near enough time for the crime and what lame excuses he used.

  • Policelinkbadge_max160_max50_max50


    almost 4 years ago


    Scum..Not nearly enough time.

  • Pug_max600_max50


    almost 4 years ago


    So sad. He knew the rules. How many times have you heard the Devil made me do it? God gave up free will to choose.

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    almost 4 years ago


    What a way to throw your career away.

  • Herosonpatrol_max50


    almost 4 years ago


    Where's your integrity & "supposedly" serving & protecting...?? No morals of you here at all... this world needs only "good officers..." you should know better... Disgusting, outrageous & uncalled for. Disgraceful to the uniform. Make something "Right" of your life & to & for this world when you get out.

  • Joefriday_max50


    almost 4 years ago


    2-4 years? What a joke. He should be getting 20 years if not more.

  • Koda_thanksgiving_max50


    almost 4 years ago


    Not only is this offense a complete outrage, but now it is just another excuse people have to not trust the police. Satan or no Satan, you are still responsible for your actions, so not only are you going to have to pay for what you did, your former LEO brothers and sisters are paying the price too.

  • Jack_bauer_max50


    almost 4 years ago


    a female prisoner? really? Not only eww, but double eww!! That's about as bad as a street hooker.

  • My_pics_max50


    almost 4 years ago


    Another idiot making a bad name for Law Enforcement..could've he just find a hooker? And by the way, guess the taxpayers aren't getting that new paved road.......

  • Fake_sunset_max50


    almost 4 years ago


    Why is it that everyone who goes to jail of a sudden find god? It's irritating to see someone trying to put the blame on someone besides themself.

  • Th_detective_max50


    almost 4 years ago


    Thankfully this cancerous carbuncle has been removed from the ranks of the Law Enforcement Community. What a disgrace to the badge that he once wore. Hopefully his victim can get the counseling and any help that she might require to put this horrible incident behind her!

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    almost 4 years ago

    Sad for the lady..Now Others will be scarred of being alone with the Police for this Officer did or will accuse Officers of something that never happened.It all depends on the person,under arrest and what kind of person thy are.

  • Ba_old_glory_max50


    almost 4 years ago


    Blaming this on leaving his faith. bump delano388

  • American_flag_eagle_max50


    almost 4 years ago


    What a joke, sounds like he took a line out of Tiger Woods BS story.

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