A woman was assaulted by a man posing as a Naugatuck police officer on Wednesday afternoon and state police are looking for the offender.
Around noon on Wednesday, a man in a brown or tan Ford Crown Victoria with blue and red flashing lights on the dashboard pulled over a woman’s vehicle in the area of Gorman and Lewis streets in Naugatuck. He told the woman to get out of her vehicle then sexually assaulted her, police said.
The man was wearing navy blue pants and a navy blue polo shirt that had a breast pocket with "Naugatuck" embroidered in an arch and the word “police” straight across below it.
He was wearing a utility belt with a flashlight and a pouch on the left that appeared to hold handcuffs, police said. He also had a watch on his left arm and was wearing white Adidas sneakers and black frame sunglasses with multicolored lenses.
The man was in his late 20s to early 30s, 6-feet-tall to 6-foot-2, with an average build, blond curly hair swept to the side, a big bulbous nose.
He was clean shaven, has hairy blond arms and is not overly tan, but not pale, state police said.
Police said the description does not match or resemble any member of the Naugatuck Police Department and the vehicle is not a Naugatuck Police vehicle.
If you encountered a man matching this description at any time in Naugatuck or any other location, call Connecticut State Police at 203 393-4200 or 1-800-842-0200. All calls will be kept confidential
The Naugatuck Police Department and Waterbury State’s Attorney have requested that the State Police Central District Major Crime Squad conduct the criminal investigation into this incident.