'Imposter Officer' in custody for attempted sexual assault - New York News

'Imposter Officer' in custody for attempted sexual assault

Posted: Updated:
CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WJBK) -

A man pretending to be a police officer forced his way into an apartment, brutally assaulted the female victim and attempted to sexually assault her, Clinton Twp. police say.
The incident happened Sunday night.

The incident began when the 33-year-old victim noticed a strange person lurking outside her apartment at the Green Valley complex. She called Clinton Twp. police. A soon time later she heard a knock on her door, followed by the voice of a man identifying himself as a Clinton Twp. police officer. She opened the door, which was then forced all the way open by no police officer, but instead, the 39-year-old suspect .

He proceeded to brutally assault the victim, so much so her eye socket was broken, police say. Authorities believe the victim was not sexually assaulted but have reason to believe the incident is an attempted sexual assault.

A neighbor heard noise coming from the victim's apartment and called 911. Police arrived while the suspect was still inside the apartment hiding behind a couch. Police then chased the suspect who fled the location on food. Officers apprehended him at the Indian Run subdivision east of the initial apartment complex.

The suspect is in custody awaiting arraignment.

Click the video player above to hear from a neighbor at the Green Valley apartment complex.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Hundreds celebrate Easter at St. Patricks Cathedral

    Hundreds celebrate Easter at St. Patricks Cathedral

    Saturday, April 19 2014 10:37 PM EDT2014-04-20 02:37:51 GMT
    Hundreds of people showed up to Saturday's mass at St. Patricks Cathedral to celebrate Easter, one of the holiest days for Christians around the world.
    Hundreds of people showed up to Saturday's Mass at St. Patricks Cathedral to celebrate Easter, one of the holiest days for Christians around the world.
  • NYC police investigating body in plastic container

    NYC police investigating body in plastic container

    Police in New York City are questioning a suspect after discovering a dead body stuffed into a large, black plastic storage container.
    Police in New York City are questioning a suspect after discovering a dead body stuffed into a large, black plastic storage container.
  • Governor kicks off 114th annual New York International Auto Show

    Governor kicks off 114th annual New York International Auto Show

    Saturday, April 19 2014 7:00 PM EDT2014-04-19 23:00:18 GMT
    Auto fans you may already know this the 114th New York International Automobile Show is in town this week. Governor Cuomo was on hand Saturday to kick off the official opening of the 10 day event by driving a 2015 Chevrolet Corvette convertible through the Jacob Javits Convention Center.
    Auto fans you may already know this the 114th New York International Automobile Show is in town this week. Governor Cuomo was on hand Saturday to kick off the official opening of the 10 day event by driving a 2015 Chevrolet Corvette convertible through the Jacob Javits Convention Center.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices