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DA: Fiend impersonated cop in Bushwick sex attack

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A man is facing felony charges after he allegedly told a teenager that he was cop and sexually assaulted her.

Prosecutors have hit the 47-year-old Mill Basin man with eight charges in all, outlining a nightmare for the 18-year-old victim.

“This defendant is accused of impersonating a police officer to commit a cowardly and deplorable crime against a young woman,” said Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson. “He will now be held accountable for his actions.”

The alleged attack began at 6:30 am on Oct. 2 of last year, when prosecutors say the suspect was sitting in his car at the corner of Bushwick Avenue and Aberdeen Street and flagged down the victim. He allegedly told her would give her a ride, and when she got into his car, said he was a police officer and that he would arrest her if she did not perform oral sex on him, then forced her to, prosecutors said. The accused then allegedly drove to another location and tried to rape the woman, but she grabbed the keys from the ignition and ran away, according to a criminal complaint.

The suspect is a convicted sex offender.

Brooklyn Supreme Court Judge Patricia Williams set the suspect’s bail at $200,000. His next court date is Feb. 27. He faces as much as 25 years to life in prison if convicted.

His attorney did not return calls for comment.

Reach reporter Danielle Furfaro at dfurfaro@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260–2511. Follow her at twitter.com/DanielleFurfaro.
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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