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Formal Charges Filed Against Former Philly 'Hero' Cop


Formal charges were filed Monday against former Philadelphia police officer, and he faces bail set at $60 million.

Richard DeCoatsworth, 27, is charged with rape, sexual assault and prostitution for attacks on two women.

Investigators tell us DeCoatsworth forced the women at gunpoint to use drugs and engage in sex acts.

The officer was once hailed as a hero after he was shot in the face in 2007.

He even sat next to First Lady Michelle Obama at the president's State of the Union Address.

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