An NYPD officer was released on his own recognizance last night after being arraigned and arrested in the Bronx for having allegedly raped a 16-year-old three times last spring.

Vladimir Sosa, 38, an officer in the 46th precinct who also worked as an assistant pastor in a church, was charged with three counts of rape, endangering the welfare of a child and various counts of sexual misconduct.

The alleged victim was a member of the church congregation in which Sosa worked, and "the mother found out and complained," said a law enforcement source.

Sosa is next due in court April 17.