Man posed as police officer, sexually assaulted stranded Houston motorist

Man posed as police officer, sexually assaulted stranded Houston motorist

Credit: Houston Police Department

Houston police said the suspect’s photo will not be released as they ask for more victims to come forward. They did, however, describe him as a Hispanic male about 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs about 175 pounds. He has a light complexion, straight dark hair, a medium build and was not clean shaven. The suspect’s vehicle is a maroon 2008 BMW sedan.

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by KHOU.com staff

KHOU 11 News Houston

Posted on October 16, 2013 at 3:46 PM

HOUSTON -– Police say a sex assault suspect posed as an officer when he flashed a badge and offered to help a woman with a flat tire in west Houston last week.

The Houston Police Department on Wednesday released a picture of the suspect’s vehicle asking for any other victims to come forward.

According to the Houston Police Department, 46-year-old Fracisco Jose Ugarte offered to drive home a woman who was stranded on Dairy Ashford near the Katy Freeway around 1:30 a.m. last Thursday.

The woman told police she was on the side of the road with a flat tire. Ugarte allegedly told her she was in no condition to drive, and offered to drive her home. Police said instead of taking her home, Ugarte took the woman to a parking garage and sexually assaulted her. The victim then walked to a gas station and asked for help.

Houston police said the suspect’s photo will not be released as they ask for more victims to come forward. They did, however, describe him as a Hispanic male about 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighing about 175 pounds.  He has a light complexion, straight dark hair, a medium build and was not clean shaven.

The suspect’s vehicle is a maroon 2008 BMW sedan.

Anyone with information can call Houston Police Sex Crimes at 713-308-1180.

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