Suspect Sketch Sex Assault Police Impersonator Mug.jpg
Larger suspect sketch below
Seattle Police have released a sketch of the man authorities say impersonated a plain-clothes police officer Friday night as part of

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Sketch Released of Cop Impersonator Sought in Aurora Ave Sexual Assault

Suspect Sketch Sex Assault Police Impersonator Mug.jpg
Larger suspect sketch below
Seattle Police have released a sketch of the man authorities say impersonated a plain-clothes police officer Friday night as part of a sexual assault of a 26-year-old woman near Aurora Avenue North.

SPD's Jeff Kappel describes the crime:

On June 15th at approximately 11:32 p.m. the female victim was on her way to meet a friend when she was confronted by the male suspect on the sidewalk in the 1100 block of North 93rd Street. The suspect identified himself as a plain clothes police officer working a sting in the area. The suspect asked the victim for her identification. The victim hesitated for a moment and actually started to walk away when the suspect confronted her again displaying a badge. The suspect then pushed the victim into a bushy area where she was sexually assaulted. After the assault the suspect fled in an unknown direction and remains at large.

Police describe the suspect (sketched below) as "a Hispanic male, 5'9? tall, 30 to 40 years old, clean cut with short dark curly hair, a stocky build and no accent."

Seattle PI notes the assault took place near an area of Aurora Avenue known for prostitution.

In discussing the crime, police also remind the public that if you're approached by a non-uniformed individual identifying as a Seattle police officer who attempts to stop or detain you - and you have doubts about their authenticity - request a uniformed officer or a supervisor respond to the scene, or call 911 and report the circumstances yourself.

Here's the full sketch:

Suspect Sketch Sex Assault Police Impersonator.jpg

Anyone with information on this crime is asked to contact the Seattle Police Department's Sexual Assault Unit at (206) 684-5575.

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