Cop impersonator gets prison for sex assault

2013-09-16T16:15:00Z 2013-09-17T10:47:01Z Cop impersonator gets prison for sex assaultArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

The Tucson man convicted of kidnapping, sexual assault and impersonating a police officer was sentenced to 2½ years in prison Monday.

Norman Adrian Alvarez was found guilty in August of six counts stemming from the incidents in August. On Tuesday, Pima County Superior Court Judge Javier Chon-Lopez ordered sentences on the charges be served consecutively.

In 2012, Alvarez, 22, approached three women claiming he was either a police officer or bounty hunter and had to speak with them about law enforcement issues.

He approached one woman at her apartment, where he groped and threatened her after offering to protect her from some fictitious men who were following her.

On the same night, he approached another woman while she sat in her car. He then took her car keys, fondled her and attempted to kidnap her.

In a third incident, he attempted to extort sex from a homeless woman by threatening her with arrest

Two of the victims spoke at the sentencing, saying they continue to live in fear. One said she had to quit her job and move following the incident out of fear.

Alvarez’s attorney Michael Areinoff said he plans to appeal the conviction.

— Patrick McNamara

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