Sketch released of man impersonating cop

January 23, 2008 6:27:40 PM PST
Authorities released a sketch of a suspect wanted for impersonating an officer and indecency with a child.The suspect is described as a white male between 25 and 35 years old. He's between 5'11" and 6 feet and weighs between 160 and 170 pounds. He's wanted for an indecent act with a child back on Nov. 18, 2007, at 6400 Rustling Elms.

A 15-year-old girl was at Elm Grove Village Park when she said a suspect approached her, claimed he was a Houston police officer, and asked if she had seen some males on bicycles in the area. Investigators say he then took her to a wooded area in the park and forcibly removed her clothing and touched her with a pistol. That's when the girl started screaming and the suspect apparently told her to go back to her home.

In that incident, the suspect had several days of facial hair. He was wearing a red windbreaker jacket, tan shorts and a black baseball cap.

Investigators say they've been working on leads in this case for a while now, but there's a specific reason they're coming forward now to ask for your help.

"There were some leads that we were following up on in the Kingwood area. The Kingwood patrol station was also actively pursuing leads. Those leads have all been exhausted at this point so now we're asking for the public's help," said Courtney McAllister with the Houston Police Department. "So now we're asking for the public's help. We do believe somebody may know who t his gentleman is, especially if he is in the Kingwood area."

A similar incident on July 23, 2006, occurred at an apartment complex at 3700 Kingwood Drive about 11:45 p.m. where two 17-year-old females reported a white male confronted them, claiming to be a police officer looking for some males on bicycles. The male had brown hair and a goatee and was driving a red Ford F350 Dually truck.

The suspect left the location without getting out of the truck. That suspect's description appears similar to the male in the Rustling Elms incident. However, at this time, investigators say they don't know if these two incidents are related.

Anyone with information in either of these cases and the possible identity of the suspect in the composite sketch is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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