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Man Impersonates Police Officer, Sexually Assaults Woman In San Jose

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According to authorities, this man impersonated a police officer and sexually assaulted a woman on the morning of February 1, 2014. He is a male in his late 30s to early 40s, 5'4" to 5'6" tall, with brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen driving a white Dodge Durango SUV. (Santa Clara County Sheriff)

According to authorities, this man impersonated a police officer and sexually assaulted a woman on the morning of February 1, 2014. He is a male in his late 30s to early 40s, 5’4″ to 5’6″ tall, with brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen driving a white Dodge Durango SUV. (Santa Clara County Sheriff)

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SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man who sexually assaulted a woman in San Jose after claiming to be a police officer.

The female victim was walking on Monterey Road in San Jose on Feb. 1 around 2:30 a.m. when the unknown male suspect picked her up in his car, according to sheriff’s office officials.

Once the victim was inside the car, the suspect told her he was a police officer and displayed a blue and gold “shield type badge” and threatened to arrest her if she didn’t do what he said, officials said.

He then drove the woman to a parking lot and sexually assaulted her.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male adult in his late 30s to early 40s with brown hair and brown eyes. He was 5 feet 4 inches to 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing between 140 and 160 pounds, officials said.

The victim said the suspect had a “muscular build” and a “bowl style haircut.”

He was last seen driving a white mid 1990s Dodge Durango, and had a black jacket with the word “SECURITY” on it in the back of his vehicle.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call (408) 808-4500 or the anonymous tip line at (408) 808-4431.

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