Police Impersonation, Sex Assault Suspect Targeted Latinas

Man suspected in several assault cases

Tuesday, Nov 1, 2011  |  Updated 9:11 PM EDT
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Police Impersonation Suspect Targeted Latinas

Herndon Police

Thomas Kim

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Herndon, Va., released new details about a sexual assault suspect.

Thomas Kim, 31, of Herndon, is charged with posing as a police officer and forcing women into his vehicle, then assaulting them. Two victims told police Kim carried a gun and showed them a badge.

Police said they believe Kim targeted Latina illegal immigrants. They said he would confront women in public areas and demand information.

If they couldn't provide it, he would force them into his vehicle and sexually assault them.

Herndon police picked Kim up after following him and watching him approach women. When one of the women got in the car with him, officers moved in and made the arrest, police said.

Kim is a suspect in several other assault cases, police said.

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