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Man Posing As Federal Officer Charged With Rape In Poughkeepsie, Police Say

A woman was raped by a man who posed as a federal officer.
A woman was raped by a man who posed as a federal officer. Photo Credit: Google Maps

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- A Poughkeepsie man has been charged with rape after posing as a federal officer in order to sexually assault a woman Sunday on Main Street, City of Poughkeepsie police said.

Police responded to a report of a sexual assault near 617 Main St., where they found a 47-year-old woman who told officers she had been stopped by a man who identified himself as a federal officer, before taking her behind the building and sexually assaulting her, Det. Lt. Matt Clark said.

A short while later, officers stopped Harold Bruno, 24, who matched the victim's description, and was later identified by the victim, Clark added.

Bruno was charged with first-degree rape and first-degree criminal impersonation, both felony charges, police said.

He was arraigned and remanded to the Dutchess County Jail. Anyone with information is asked to call 845-451-7577.

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