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Police officer and wife arrested for sexually abusing 8-year-old girl

By Mason White 5:07 PM August 7, 2014
Reginald Harris and Dia Harris 

By: Anika Rao
(Scroll down for video) A police officer and his wife are behind bars after being accused of sexually abusing a young girl for many years.

The veteran police officer of Charlotte, North Carolina,
was accused of sexually assaulting a young family member for many years.

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police, Officer Reginald Harris was arrested and charged with three counts of first degree sexual offense, three counts of indecent liberties with a minor and three counts of crimes against nature.

Authorities admit that the victim came forward with the charges five years ago, but they did not have enough evidence to go forward.

However, the investigation was reopened last month, and investigators found that Harris sexually abused the minor on several occasions over a three year period.

The officer’s wife, 40-years-old Dia Harris, was also charged with indecent liberties with a minor, crime against nature and first degree sex offense for her involvement in the case.