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Man arrested after allegedly posing as cop to get women to perform sexual acts in downtown Las Vegas

Posted: 1:10 PM, Aug 10, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-11 06:11:18Z

A man has been arrested for allegedly impersonating a police officer in order to coerce women into performing sexual acts.

Beginning on June 28, detectives from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department's Gang/Vice Bureau received four reports of a man impersonating a police officer. During the course of this investigation, detectives identified 34-year-old Jesus Carvajal as the suspect in these events.

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The investigation revealed Carvajal would approach the victims near downtown Las Vegas to participate in sexual acts. If a woman got into his vehicle or discussed a price for a sexual act, he would identify himself as an undercover officer. 

Police said Carvajal would then threaten the victims with arrest if they did not perform the sexual acts he requested. Carvajal was described as having a badge, a gun, handcuffs, a knife and a radio.

On Thursday, detectives arrested Carvajal and booked him into the Clark County
Detention Center where he currently faces charges of sexual assault with deadly weapon, sexual assault, attempted sexual assault with deadly weapon, kidnapping and false impersonation of a public officer.

Detectives believe there might be additional victims. Anyone with any information about this case, or anyone who believes they may have been a victim is urged to immediately contact the LVMPD Gang/Vice Bureau by phone at 702-828-3455. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 702-385-5555.