The Macon Telegraph by Amy Leigh Womack - February 22, 2011
A Macon police officer who resigned this weekend and was charged with rape appeared in Bibb County Superior Court Tuesday morning. Chris Campbell, 29, was on duty early Friday morning when he took a 19-year-old Houston County woman to the Liberty Inn, 4295 Pio Nono Ave., District Attorney Greg Winters said at the hearing. He helped the woman get a room, then had sex with her, Winters said. Later, the woman told authorities she was unconscious when Campbell had sex with her. Campbell has admitted having sex with the woman while she was intoxicated, he said. A bond wasn’t set during the hearing. Lars Anderson, Campbell’s attorney, declined comment other than to say he’s “just getting into the case.” “Obviously the charges are serious. Not only is Mr. Campbell deserving of his day in court, but also a full investigation and discovery.” Macon police have said a criminal investigation and an internal affairs investigation were launched during the weekend after the woman reported the incident Friday. Campbell was questioned Saturday and arrested just before 1 a.m. Sunday. He resigned before being charged with rape. Other charges may be pending, according to police. Before his arrest, Campbell had been an officer for three years and had most recently worked in the patrol division. He is being held at the Bibb County jail without bond.