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Man arrested for disguising himself as a policeman to coerce victim into having sex

Published on 03/11/2022
Written by (Sue Englefield
Published from AlgarveDailyNews

The Judiciary Police have arrested a 48 year old man in Portimão, for the alleged crimes of rape, possession of a prohibited weapon, and impersonating a policeman.

According to a statement from the PJ, the alleged rape took place on June 24 this year, in an apartment in Portimão, where a man who pretended to be a policeman, “with a false uniform and badge, a replica of a firearm and a device for issuing electric shocks, plus handcuffs, and forced the victim to have sex against her will, without her being able to react fearing for her life”.

In the course of the investigation, the PJ obtained “relevant” evidence, which culminated in the arrest of the individual. The investigation continues with a view to identifying other potential victims.