Police charge man impersonating officer with sexual assault, search for additional victims

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A man impersonating an officer in Kansas City is facing sexual assault charges.

Kansas City Police said Grant C. Rader, 34, was charged with forcible sodomy and false impersonation of a law enforcement officer in Platte County.

Police said a 25-year-old woman was celebrating an upcoming birthday in the Power & Light District March 7. She took a cab to her Northland home in the early morning hours of March 8, where a friend met her to make sure she was safe.

According to police, Radar drove up to the women outside the apartment and told her he was an under-cover detective. Police said he told the woman she was under arrest for an altercation at the entertainment district.

The victim told authorities Radar had a computer mounted in his truck and that she heard police radio communications inside the vehicle. He used the names "Shawn," "Vince" and "Cannon" when identifying himself. Police said Radar put the 25-year-old in his truck and drove away from the apartment.

Police said Radar took the woman to another part of the apartment complex's parking lot and told her he would not take her to jail if she agreed to have sex with him. The woman refused, and police said Radar sexually assaulted her.

Radar made the woman get out of the truck and then drove away.

Police are concerned Radar could have targeted other women. Police said any other possible victims should call the Kansas City Police Sex Crimes section at 816-234-5220.


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