Police Impersonator Sought in Sexual Assault of Female Driver in Corona

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Investigators were searching Wednesday for a police impersonator wanted in the sexual assault of a female motorist last month in Corona.

The attack occurred around 2:30 a.m. in the area of Railroad Avenue near Sheridan Street, according to a news release from the Corona Police Department.

A woman was pulled over by a man wearing a uniform and driving a dark-colored vehicle that had a spotlight and a forward facing red light mounted on it, the release stated.

The woman stated that the man acted like a police officer.

He directed her to drive a short distance away and “park on a dark street where he forcibly assaulted her inside his vehicle,” according to the release.

The man was described as a Hispanic adult in his mid to late 30s, approximately 6 feet tall with a large build.

He had short dark hair and was wearing a dark colored uniform, the release stated.

The woman told investigators that she did not see any type of police insignia on his uniform or his car. There was also no sign of police equipment inside the car, according to the release.

Anyone with information was asked to contact Senior Detective Gail Gottfried at 951-279-3623.

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