Police: Teens sexually assaulted by officer impersonator

by: Amy Napier Viteri Updated:

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ATLANTA - Atlanta police are looking for a man who impersonated an officer and sexually assaulted two teenaged girls after a concert in southwest Atlanta.

Police released a composite sketch of the man involved in the attack, which happened on Sept.15 behind a Chevron station on Pryor Road.

Investigators said two girls, ages 16 and 17, were using the bathroom in the woods after a concert at Lakewood Amphitheatre.

Police said said a man identified himself to the girls as an undercover officer, ordered them behind a neighboring building and touched them inappropriately.

"Then he ordered them to get on their knees and take off their clothes," Officer John Chafee told Channel 2's Amy Napier Viteri. "The girls did get on their knees, but refused to take their clothing off."

Kishia Wise was visiting a nearby restaurant when she heard what happened.

"I’m so shocked that something would happen like that. Who in their right mind would do that to a child?” Wise said.

According to the police report, the man pulled out a phone and pretended to dial.

He told the girls he was going to call more officers if they didn't do as he said.

One of the girls realized he was a fake and ordered her friend to run, police said.

People in the area said it's a reminder to always ask an officer for identification if the situation doesn't feel right.

"You have to show me some ID, but again, they’re young girls, so I’m pretty sure they were scared," Wise told Viteri.

Chafee said the two girls were able to get help from an officer who was nearby at the time.

They're asking anyone with information to contact investigators at 404-546-4260 or Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477.



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