Carrollton police release sketch of officer impersonator in assault case

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Posted on November 27, 2013 at 8:25 PM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 27 at 8:25 PM

CARROLLTON -- Police released a composite sketch Wednesday of the suspect who sexually assaulted a handcuffed woman in the back of his car after pulling her over while pretending to be a police officer.

The victim also confirmed the suspect was driving a dark blue or black Ford Crown Victoria with dark-tinted windows.

Last Thursday, the woman was stopped around 9:30 a.m. on Interstate 35E between the Valley View Lane and Valwood Parkway exits by the suspect, who had blue lights flashing from behind the windshield.

"The suspect proceeded to get her out of the vehicle and then proceeded to tell her that she had warrants and then bring her back to his vehicle where she was assaulted," said Carrollton police spokeswoman Nicole Rodriguez.

The suspect is described as a white male in his 30s or 40s, between 5-foot-5 and 5-foot-8, with a medium build and gray or white short hair and a dark-colored beard. He was wearing a dark blue long-sleeved uniform with no patches, a gold star-shaped badge, a gold name tag with numbers on it, a police belt with a baton and handcuffs, and sunglasses. The victim did not see a handgun or radio on the belt and did not remember any lights on the exterior of the suspect's vehicle, which had vinyl seats but did not have a prisoner cage.

With the suspect still on the loose, Carrollton police encourage women to call 911 if they're being pulled over to verify that there is an officer in her area and that it is a legitimate stop.

If you have any information regarding the suspect or crime, please contact the Carrollton Police Department at 972-466-3333.

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