Stamford man arrested for impersonating police officer, sexual assault

Courtesy: Westport Police Department

WESTPORT, Conn. (WTNH) — A Stamford man is facing charges after he allegedly impersonated a police officer and assaulted a female in Westport last week.

Westport Police say on August 8th, the victim of the incident came to the Westport Police Department to report that she was sexually assaulted the day before. Officers say the victim told them that the assault took place at the Westport Inn by a man she was having an online relationship with.

Police identified the suspect as 23-year-old Ashwin Mathur of Stamford. The victim says Mathur told her he was a police officer. On the night of the incident, the victim says that Mathur was wearing a badge when he came to pick her up.

Detectives from Westport Police investigated the incident and interviewed both the suspect and the victim. Based on the interviews, detectives say they submitted a warrant to Norwalk Court to arrest Mathur.

On Thursday, Mathur’s vehicle was stopped by a Stamford police officer and he was taken into custody for the outstanding warrant, officials say.

Westport Police responded to the incident and took custody of Mathur. Officials say Mathur is being charged with sexual assault, unlawful restraint and impersonating a police officer. He was released after posting the $25,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court in Norwalk on September 27.