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June 18, 2012 at 10:31 AM

Sketch released of sexual assault suspect who posed as cop

Sketch of man who posed as a cop.

Sketch of man who posed as a cop before sexually assaulting a woman. (Seattle police sketch)

Seattle police have released this sketch of the man who posed as a police officer and sexually assaulted a woman Friday night.

The victim, 26, was walking in the 1100 block of North 93rd Street around 11:30 p.m. when she was confronted by the man. He identified himself as a plainclothes police officer working a sting in the area and asked for the woman’s ID. She hesitated for a moment and started to walk away when the man confronted her again and displayed a badge.

The man then pushed the woman into some bushes and sexually assaulted her.

She was later treated Harborview Medical Center.

The man is described as a Hispanic, between 30 and 40 years of age, about 5-feet-9 with a stocky build. He had short dark curly hair.

Anyone with information on the attack is asked to call the Seattle Police Department’s Sexual Assault Unit at 206-684-5575.

Comments | Topics: impersonating an officer, Seattle, Sexual assault

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