Woman sexually assaulted by imposter police officer

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Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is looking for leads in a sexual assault case that happened Thursday morning.

The victim was walking on Eve Street at Walker Street when a black man pulled up and offered her a ride around 8 a.m. He said he was an off-duty police officer and showed her a gold star badge.

After the woman got inside the car, he drove her to Hicks Street Lane and demanded sexual acts. When the victim refused, he assaulted her with a handgun. The man allowed the victim to leave the car after the incident.

The man is said to be heavy set, is between 35 and 40 years old, has a clean-shaven face and was wearing a black T-shirt and dark gym shorts. His car is said to be a 90s model standard cab truck with a two-tone gold color.

If you know anything about this man, call the Criminal Investigations Division at (706) 821-1020 or Richmond County Dispatch at (706) 821-1080. Callers may remain anonymous.

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