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A teenage girl was sexually assaulted by a man impersonating an Opelika police officer Tuesday, according to a Thursday afternoon news release.

The Opelika Police Department responded Tuesday about 4:30 p.m. to a call about a man in his mid- to late 40s impersonating an officer, according to the release.

The victim was driving along Old Opelika Road and pulled over after a white pickup truck with amber flashing lights on top pulled behind her, authorities said.

The suspect was wearing a black uniform without patches, but did have a badge that read “Opelika Police,” the victim told authorities. The suspect sexually groped her, and then allowed her to leave.

The Opelika Police Department said it is still investigating the case.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Detective Division at 334-705-5220 or the Secret Witness Hotline 334-745-7556.

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