Fake cop attacks a woman
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.