Deputies: Man posed as police officer, assaulted woman

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) – Authorities are searching for a man who they say posed as a police officer and sexually assaulted a woman in southwest Florida.

Lee County Sheriff’s officials say the man came to the woman’s home on Tuesday evening and identified himself as a police officer. The woman told investigators she let him inside the house, having no reason to doubt he was an officer.

Once inside the home, authorities say the man sexually assaulted the woman. Another woman and a 4-year-old child in the home were not injured.

According to a news release from the sheriff’s office, the man was wearing a tactical vest with a police-type insignia and dark pants. He also carried a firearm. He left the home in a silver or tan sedan. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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