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Police: East side man posed as cop, tried to rape woman

Posted April 16th, 2014 @ 10:11am by WTVN Newsroom

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN) --Columbus police have filed charges of kidnapping, attempted sexual assault and impersonating a police officer against an east side man after they say he tried to attack a woman early Wednesday.

Police found Samuel W. Worthy, 65, hiding in a closet at his Olney Drive home after ditching his car.

The victim, a 33-year old woman, says Worthy, posing as a police officer, convinced her to get inside his car on Brookway Rd. near Livingston Ave. around 1:30 a.m. then tried to sexually assault her.

She was able to escape, but her condition has no been disclosed.

(Photo courtesy ABC6)

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