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Girl Assaulted by Police Impersonator
A 16-year-old girl was assaulted after being pulled over on the 5300-block of Old Jacksonville Road by a man impersonating a police officer. The incident happened around 1:45 Sunday morning. The girl was driving alone when a car with a rotating white light started following her. Thinking it was a police officer, she pulled over.
The man had her step out of the car and incorrectly administered a field sobriety test. He then placed his hands on the girl in inappropriate places. The girl punched the suspect and fled.
Now, police need your help to locate the suspect. He's described as a 50-year-old man with a southern accent between 5' 10" and 6' tall. He has salt-and-pepper colored hair and was wearing jeans, a dark t-shirt, and a dark stocking cap.
If you have any information, call the Sangamon County detectives bureau at 217-753-6840.
The Sangamon County Sheriff's Office wants to remind all drivers that police cars have red and blue lights, and you should only pull over in lit or populated areas.