A Tennessee man is facing charges of aggravated rape and assault after he allegedly attacked his wife in a church parking lot.
According to WMC Action News 5, the 27-year-old Memphis man drove his wife to the church parking lot, where he confronted her with accusations of cheating on him.
Memphis Police told WMC that the man choked and raped his wife while holding her down.
“I am your husband,” he reportedly said. “I can’t rape you. I can get it anytime I want.”
The wife reported the incident to police, who referred her to a rape crisis center for examination. The suspect was arrested on suspicion of aggravated rape and assault.
The name of the suspect was being withheld to protect the identity of the victim.