Newark NJ Impersonating Police Officer ConvictionA convicted sex offender from Newark NJ has been sentenced to state prison time for impersonating a police officer while allegedly committing a sex crime in Fairfield, NJ.

According to prosecutors, the 43-year-old suspect committed the sexual offense at the La Quinta Inn & Suites in Fairfield in March 2013. The suspect had reportedly set up a meeting with a woman at her hotel room.

When the suspect arrived at the hotel, he reportedly informed the woman that he was a police officer. He then allegedly threatened to place the woman under arrest unless she engaged in sexual relations with him. The woman reportedly had sex with the suspect because she feared that he would arrest her.

Fairfield police investigated the incident and placed the suspect under arrested the next day in Garfield, New Jersey.

The suspect was later charged with two counts of sexual assault and one count of impersonating a police officer.

In May 2015, the suspect reached a plea agreement with Essex County NJ prosecutors. He pleaded guilty to the charges of impersonating an officer; in exchange, prosecutors agreed to drop the sexual assault charges.

The suspect recently appeared in Essex County Superior Court in Newark for a sentencing hearing. The superior court judge sentenced the suspect to a term of incarceration of 18 months in NJ State Prison.

The suspect has already spent 504 days in prison while awaiting resolution of the case. As a result, he is eligible to be released from prison soon.

The suspect is a registered sex offender on the New Jersey State Police’s sex offender registry. He pleaded guilty in 2004 to aggravated sexual assault charges out of Bergen County, NJ. The suspect was sentenced to 5 years in state prison for that sex crime.

For additional information about this case, view the article entitled “Convicted Sex Offender Sentenced for Impersonating a Cop.”