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Cobb County PD officer accused of assaulting mentally disabled woman resigns

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COBB COUNTY, GA (CBS46) -

A Cobb County Police officer behind bars for allegedly assaulting a mentally disabled woman during intercourse has resigned his position.

Robert Lanier New is accused of slapping and strangling the woman during sexual intercourse in March. Police say the woman has a mental capacity of a 10 to 14 year-old person.

New also sent text messages to the woman, calling her disparaging names and telling her "I am in charge" and "I am in control."

New is facing a misdemeanor charge of simple battery and a felony charge of aggravated assault.

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