Man who allegedly posed as officer charged with sex assault

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) -- Montgomery County Police have arrested a man they say posed as a police officer and sexually assaulted a woman in a hotel room.

Twenty-four-year-old Nicholas Morales-Macedo of Silver Spring was arrested on Friday and charged with two counts of second-degree sex offense.

Officers say in January 2012, a woman met Morales-Macedo online and agreed to meet with him at the Days Inn in Silver Spring. Authorities say when Morales-Macedo arrived, he had a badge on, said he was a police officer and handcuffed the woman.

Police say Morales-Macedo sexually assaulted the woman.

Investigators say a DNA recovered from the scene matched on a national database last month and Morales-Macedo was arrested in Rockville.

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