The Orange County District Attorney’s Office is seeking the public’s help in identifying potential additional victims of a man who is charged with posing as a police officer and kidnapping a woman to commit a sex crime.
In a case investigated by the Anaheim Police Department, Sean Michael Vasquez, 35, of Los Alamitos, was arraigned Thursday, June 9, on multiple charges including: kidnapping to commit a sex offense, false imprisonment effected by violence, fraud or deceit, forcible oral copulation and assault with intent to commit a sexual offense.
The charges carry a sentencing enhancement for kidnapping resulting in substantial increase in harm.
Vasquez faces 31 years to life in prison if convicted.
Vasquez is accused of setting up a “role play” date in which the victim would meet him in a parking lot in Anaheim, pretend to be a prostitute, and Vasquez would pick her up.
When the woman arrived at the parking lot, Vasquez is accused of telling her he was an undercover police officer and flashed a police badge.
According to the charges, he then handcuffed the victim, put her in the back seat and drove to the parking lot of a self-storage facility.
Vasquez allegedly got into the back seat and demanded she orally copulate him in order to “fix” her legal problem.
The victim refused.
Vasquez then is accused of driving the victim to areas known for prostitution in Santa Ana and demanding that she rob potential sex purchasers.
When the victim was unable to do that, Vasquez is accused of driving her to a secluded spot in a residential neighborhood and forcing her to orally copulate him.
Vasquez then drove the victim back to her car, according to the OCDA.
Th victim reported the assault to the APD.
The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with more information or who believes they have been a victim is encouraged to contact Supervising Investigator Eric Wiseman of the Sexual Assault Unit at 714-347-8794.