Police: Man used badge to force victims to have sex
Police worry there could be more victims
Last Updated: 111 days ago
INDIANAPOLIS - A man is accused of impersonating a police officer to force women to have sex with him, police said.
Officials said Nicholas Houston, 31, is charged in connection with using a badge to force a 16-year-old to engage in sexual acts.
Police said Houston drove the victim to his far-northwest side apartment complex.
During their encounter, Houston reportedly slapped the victim and threatened to shoot her or take her to jail unless she submitted, police said.
The victim told police that Houston showed her a badge. He also led his neighbors to believe that he had a law enforcement connection.
"Indianapolis or Marion County. It was an official T-shirt. And he was telling people he works with the boys, he was a mentor… so apparently he was shifty on that," Houston’s neighbor said.
Houston faces 14 charges, most of them serious felonies that, if convicted, carry prison terms of up to 50 years.
Houston remains in in custody, but authorities were concerned there could be more victims and ask anyone with information to come forward.
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