Cop-impersonating rapist convicted of sexual assault, DA says

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

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

SUNSET PARK, Brooklyn — A 39-year-old man who raped and robbed a woman while pretending to be a cop in 2014 was convicted of predatory sexual assault Thursday, Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson said.

Jason Forgetta, of Ditmas Park, was also convicted of second-degree strangulation as a sexually motivated felony, third-degree robbery and first-degree criminal impersonation for his brutal rape of a 26-year-old sex worker.

“This violent sexual predator preyed upon a woman by claiming to be a cop, then raped and robbed her,” Thompson said. “He’s been held accountable and we will ask for the longest sentence possible so that he will not be able to victimize any other woman ever again.”

Forgetta met his victim in Sunset Park on July 30, 2014. He flashed a fake badge to a sex worker through the window of his car, according to court documents. The woman invited Forgetta to a room she had rented in the Sunny 39 Hotel.

Once they were in the room, Forgetta told his victim she was under arrest and shoved her against a wall, according to trial testimony. He put a pillow over her head and repeatedly raped her. After he was done, Forgetta told her to shower to wash off all his DNA. He stole her wallet, cell phone and underwear and left.

The woman ran after him and was able to see his license plate, which she later reported to police. Forgetta, who had a previous rape conviction, was arrested on Aug. 1.

Forgetta is scheduled for sentencing on Sept. 12. He faces up to 86 years to life in prison.