Police search for phony cop who sexually abused woman near college

Attacker said he was going to tow victim's car

INDIANAPOLIS - A 35-year-old woman reported to police that she was sexually assaulted near an east Indianapolis college campus by a man claiming to be a police officer.

The woman told police she was walking to her car near the Martin University campus on East 22nd Street on Wednesday evening when the man approached her near her car.

She said the man claimed he was a police officer and he was getting ready to tow her car.

Police said the man offered a name and told the victim she could avoid having her car towed by performing a sex act.

The woman said she questioned him about his status as a police officer, but he kept giving evasive answers, and she ended up being coerced into performing the sex act he requested.

The man then took off into the neighborhood, police wrote in their report.

The woman then jumped into her car and headed to a friend's home to call the real police.

IMPD sex crimes detectives were notified, but the police report lists only a vague description of the attacker.

Police reported no leads in finding the man's identity.

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