Husband accused of attacking wife: 'I am your husband. I can't rape you.'

Published: Nov. 3, 2015 at 3:35 PM CST|Updated: Nov. 3, 2015 at 6:41 PM CST
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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Police arrested a 27-year-old Memphis man after his wife said he attacked and raped her.

WMC Action News 5 is not identifying the husband, in an effort to keep his victim's identity secret.

Memphis police said the man drove his wife to the back of a church parking lot. There, he accused her of cheating on him.

Officers said the man then held his wife down, choked, and raped her.

The woman said her husband told her, "I am your husband. I can't rape you. I can get it anytime I want."

The woman called police and after an examination at the rape crisis center, officers arrested her husband and charged him with aggravated rape and assault.

Here you will find a list of phone numbers and web sites of groups dedicated to helping any and all victims of sexual assault.

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