Man who impersonated officer, sexually assaulted woman sentenced to prison

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PLATTE COUNTY, Mo. -- A man who impersonated a Kansas City police officer and sexually assaulted a woman is going to prison for 15 years.

A judge sentenced 36-year-old Grant Rader on Thursday after he pleaded guilty to forcible sodomy and false impersonation.

Prosecutors say back in March of 2013, Rader followed the woman home from the Power and Light District, told her he was a police officer, and that she was under arrest for an argument she had with her sister at a bar earlier that night.

Once she got into his car, Rader drove her to a parking lot and told her he would not take her to jail if she had sex with him. When she refused, prosecutors say Rader sexually assaulted her.

“This is a terrifying case, for any woman, for anybody you deal with and that's why we took it so seriously and believed that a long prison term, the sort of prison term that he got yesterday, 15 years in prison, was appropriate,” prosecutor Eric Zahnd said.

Zahnd says if you are pulled over, make sure it's a uniformed officer with a badge in a marked car with lights. And when in doubt, call 911.