NEW ORLEANS -- A veteran NOPD officer accused of raping a teenage boy was arrested Friday night.

According to court records, Officer Marcellus White appeared in court Saturday, Sept. 24 and was formally charged with Second Degree Rape, Indecent Behavior with a Juvenile and Molestation of a Juvenile.

White is a 19-year NOPD veteran most recently assigned to the Second District, according to NOPD. He is currently in jail, which triggers an automatic emergency suspension from NOPD.

His arrest is the result of an investigation by the NOPD's Public Integrity Bureau and Sepcial Victims/Child Abuse Section.