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Cops: 15-Year-Old Charged with Kidnapping After Impersonating Deputy and Attempting to Strip Search a Woman

KERSHAW COUNTY, SC (WIS) - Investigators say a 15-year-old boy was arrested after allegedly impersonating a Kershaw County Sheriff's deputy, entering a woman's home and demanding she strip down. 

Sheriff Jim Matthews says the unidentified teen has been charged with impersonating a police officer, kidnapping, and third degree attempted criminal sexual conduct. He is currently in the custody of the Department of Juvenile Justice. 

Matthews says on Oct. 2, the teen approached a woman's house and identified himself as a deputy, producing a badge and flashlight.  He then allegedly entered her home, handcuffed her and instructed her to remove her clothing in preparation for a strip search. Matthews says the teen also told the woman she would be tased if she did not comply. 

Investigators say the woman told the teen she would comply if he removed the handcuffs. He then removed the cuffs and she subsequently struck him in the face and fled the scene. 

The teen was easily identified by Kershaw County deputies and arrested three hours later. 


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