Fake cop at­tacks a woman

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - NEWS -

A MAN has al­legedly im­per­son­ated a po­lice of­fi­cer to trick and rape a woman.

Luke Snow­den faced nine charges at Par­ra­matta Bail Court yes­ter­day, in­clud­ing for sex­ual as­sault and theft over an in­ci­dent in the early hours of Fri­day at Minto Heights.

The 23-year old has been ac­cused of im­per­son­at­ing a po­lice of­fi­cer to con­fine a woman, force her to per­form sex­ual acts and rape her. He also al­legedly stole her phone, $200 cash two other phones, an iPad and a woman’s driver’s li­cence at the same ad­dress.

In a bid for bail, his lawyer said Snow­den lived with his preg­nant girl­friend, had a full­time job and was will­ing to put up his en­tire sav­ings of $3000.

The lawyer also told the court he had a lim­ited crim­i­nal his­tory and there was no cer­tainty he would be con­victed of the al­leged of­fences.

Mag­is­trate Ge­orge Zdenkowski noted his strong com­mu­nity ties, but said the al­le­ga­tions against Snow­den were “very se­ri­ous” and he posed an un­ac­cept­able risk to the com­mu­nity.

Bail was de­nied and the mat­ter has been ad­journed to Camp­bell­town Lo­cal Court on May 2.

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