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Former Boise police officer charged with multiple rapes

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A former Boise Police officer has been charged with nine counts of rape that prosecutors allege happened when he was still employed but off-duty.

Scott Wayne McMikle, 58, turned himself in Wednesday night. He has not yet had an opportunity to enter a plea, and his defense attorney didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

Meridian Police spokeswoman Stephany Galbreaith said the investigation began late last year after someone contacted the department about a series of alleged rapes that happened in 2008. Galbraith said the reported rapes all involved the same victim, who was incapacitated during the assaults.

Boise police spokeswoman Haley Williams said McMikle worked for the Boise Police Department for more than three decades, starting in 1983 and retiring as a corporal in 2015.

She said the charges are "serious and concerning."

"When we learned of the investigation and subsequent warrant being issued, we opened an internal inquiry to review any past complaints involving Mr. McMikle to determine if there are any that require further investigation in light of these allegations," Williams said.

McMikle was being held at the Ada County jail on Thursday, and was expected to have a video court arraignment the same day.

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