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February 6, 2018 > Police impersonator nabbed after alleged rape

Police impersonator nabbed after alleged rape

Submitted By Lt. Raj Maharaj, Milpitas PD

An investigation involving police from Milpitas and Tracy has resulted in the arrest of a man on suspicion of raping a woman at a Milpitas motel while impersonating a law enforcement officer.

On Tuesday, Jan. 16, a man, later identified by police as Stanley Troy Friesen, 54, of Tracy, contacted a female victim through a dating internet site and arranged to meet her at the Baymont Inn, located at 66 South Main Street.

At about 11:30 a.m. Friesen met the victim in her motel room and displayed a badge and firearm. Friesen identified himself as a police officer. He told the victim he wanted to have sex with her and would not tell anyone about the contact if she complied. The victim, fearing for her safety and believing Friesen was a police officer, agreed to have sex with him.

The next week, at about 4:20 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 25, Milpitas Police detectives located Friesen in Tracy, and with the assistance of the Tracy Police Department, took him into custody. Friesen was arrested on suspicion of rape, sodomy, oral copulation, and impersonating a police officer. Friesen also had a no bail arrest warrant for a probation violation out of Santa Clara County and was booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail.

Based on their investigation, Milpitas Police detectives believe Friesen may have sexually assaulted other women he may have met online and are asking that anyone who might have had contact with Friesen to call the Milpitas Police Department at (408) 586-2400. Information can also be given anonymously by calling the Crime Tip Hotline at (408) 586-2500 or via the Milpitas Police Department website at: www.ci.milpitas.ca.gov/crimetip.

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