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Suspect posed as cop in sexual assault case, police say

Updated Friday, April 13, 2012 | 11:56 a.m.

Donald Caterino

Donald Caterino

Man arrested

A 67-year-old man accused of posing as a police officer and sexually assaulting an 18-year-old woman he put in handcuffs is in custody.

Donald Caterino, 67, of Henderson faces charges of first-degree kidnapping, impersonating a police officer, open and gross lewdness and sexual assault, the Metro Police arrest report says.

Caterino was arrested Wednesday and booked at the Clark County Detention Center, according to county inmate records.

Police say Caterino was driving a silver Chevrolet sedan on the 4600 block of Boulder Highway when he pulled up next to a woman Monday around 7 p.m. and offered her a ride, the report said.

The woman — headed to a Smart & Final grocery store — accepted the offer, the report said.

Caterino then showed the woman a wallet with no badge and told her she was under arrest, the report said.

According to the report, the woman was then handcuffed and taken to the man’s Henderson apartment where he sexually assaulted her, the report said.

After the assault the woman was dropped off at the Arizona Charlie’s Casino on Boulder Highway, the report said.

When Caterino was taken into custody, he told police he was soliciting a prostitute for $150 and the woman was retaliating because he refused to pay her, the report said.

When police asked Caterino why the woman would agree to perform sex acts before compensation, Caterino told police he had “conned her,” according to the report.

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