Suspected cop impersonator accused of raping woman arrested

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BROOKLYN (PIX11) -- The NYPD on Friday arrested a suspected cop impersonator accused of raping a Brooklyn woman.

Cops say 37-year-oldJason Forgetta, who also went by "Jason Torres," met his 26-year-old victim on a street in Suspect Park on Wednesday. During their conversation, Forgetta identified himself as a police officer and flashed a gold badge.

The victim invited Foregtta up to her room, and once inside, he raped her and stole her cellphone, purse and money, according to authorities.

Forgetta posted a photo of himself wearing the fake badge on his Facebook page.

Forgetta posted a photo of himself wearing the fake badge on his Facebook page.

The victim provided detectives from the NYPD's Police Impersonation Unit with a detailed description of her attacker, as well as the license plate number of the car he fled in. During a photo viewing session with the victim, Det. Marie Hale identified the suspect as Forgetta.

The suspect even posted a picture of himself wearing the phoney police badge on his Facebook page.

Foregtta, who has several prior arrests, was apprehended near his workplace on 62nd Street and 17th Avenue.

He has been charged with first-degree rape and robbery and criminal impersonation.

Authorities are asking any other possible victims to call 212-741-8401.


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