Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Police impersonator accused of Silver Spring sexual assault (Photo)

A Silver Spring man has been charged with sexual assault while impersonating a police officer. Nicholas Morales-Macedo, 24, of the 9400 block of Thornhill Road in Silver Spring, was arrested in Rockville on July 17 by detectives of the Montgomery County Police Major Crimes Division.

Police say Morales-Macedo lured a 44-year-old woman to the Days Inn at 8040 13th Street in Silver Spring via the internet on January 15, 2012. The woman said she was waiting in a room at the hotel, when Morales-Macedo entered with a badge around his neck, and identified himself as a police officer. Police allege that Morales-Macedo then proceeded to handcuff the woman, and told her that if she performed sexual acts on him she would not be arrested.

Morales-Macedo then sexually-assaulted the victim, police say, and left the room after obtaining her identification information on a piece of paper. DNA evidence taken from the scene implicates Morales-Macedo in the assault, detectives say.

He has been charged with two counts of second degree sex offense, and ordered held without bond. The police impersonation allegations are still under investigation, and police have indicated charges are possible on that front as well.

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