Police: Fake cop sexually assaults woman

Michael Carter facing several charges

HOUSTON - A man acting like a police officer lured a woman into his vehicle and sexually assaulted her, according to authorities.

Investigators said Michael Carter, 50, of Houston was driving a white Suburban and somehow managed to pull a woman over.

According to police, Carter was armed with a handheld radio and what appeared to be a badge when he convinced the woman he was a police officer and got her to get into his Suburban.

Police said he then drove her to a vacant car-wash stall at the corner of Studewood and East 11th Street and sexually assaulted her.

Officials said he drove her to a bus stop near Fulton and Hogan, took her driver's license and ordered her to come back to that location the next day or he would file a warrant for her arrest.

The woman called police, who later performed a sex assault exam, investigators said. The DNA was later linked to Carter, police said.

Police said they arrested Carter and found two police scanners inside his vehicle.

Carter has been charged with aggravated kidnapping, impersonation of a police officer and sexual assault.

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