A man who pretended to be a police officer by flashing a badge and handgun before assaulting two women in the Hollywood area was sentenced to 115 years to life in prison on Tuesday, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said.
Prosecutors said 41-year-old Christoph Moore of Anaheim stopped two women in the Hollywood area on two separate occasions in November 2015, pretending to be a police officer. In one instance, he pulled out a badge and a handgun and then threatened a woman after fondling her, the DA’s office said.
He inappropriately touched another woman after showing her a badge less than a week later.
A month earlier, in October, Moore had tried sexually assaulting another woman, prosecutors said. Moore entered a store and locked himself inside with the female owner and then forced the woman to take her clothes off, the DA’s office said. He fled the scene when the victim’s ex-husband arrived at the store.
Last month, Moore was found guilty of assault to commit sexual assault, second-degree burglary, criminal threats, grand theft and two counts of false imprisonment by violence, prosecutors said. He was also found guilty of three counts of unlawful use of a badge and one count of sexual battery.