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A New Orleans police officer is facing a rape charge in Kenner.

Authorities say 28-year-old William Burford, a probationary cop with the NOPD, was arrested over the weekend. He's accused of third-degree rape for allegedly sexually assaulting a 20-year-old woman who had fallen asleep after drinking for several hours with him and others.

Burford told investigators the sex was consensual.

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