Man repeatedly posing as deputy suspected of sexual assault


Published: Thursday, January 29, 2009 at 10:45 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, January 29, 2009 at 10:45 a.m.

PENSACOLA, Fla. A man posing as a sheriff's deputy has surfaced again in the Florida Panhandle, and this time is suspected in a sexual assault.

The Escambia County Sheriff's Office said a woman was sexually assaulted Tuesday night near Interstate 110 in north Florida.

It was the third time in two weeks that a man has impersonated an officer in Escambia County.

On Jan. 20, a man impersonating an officer pulled over a 17-year-old girl, who escaped unharmed. Authorities believe that case is linked to Tuesday's incident.

On Saturday, a University of West Florida student told university police that a man pulled up behind her car and turned on flashing blue lights. It is unclear if that case is connected with the others.

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