A California exotic dancer who was raped by a convicted sex offender impersonating a police officer spoke about her ordeal to Fox 11 on Saturday.
Desiree Patton said that her assailant, Guy Dietz, found her through online advertisements placed by the exotic dancing agency she works for. She said that when she arrived at Dietz’s Torrance, California home, he informed her that he was a police officer, placed her under “arrest,” and handcuffed her hands behind her back.
“He was very good at it. Very good. Everything was like he was an off duty officer,” she told Fox 11. “And, he basically blackmailed me at first and then forced himself on me.”
Patton claimed that Dietz said, as an officer, he can arrest her and trump up charges. “He can make the report anything he wants it be,” she said. “He’ll take me to jail. I felt I was in danger.”
Torrance Police Sergeant Paul Kranke confirmed that Dietz did, in fact, impersonate a police officer, and that he had previously served time for a 1998 rape conviction that placed him on the California sex offender registry.
Police were dispatched to his house, but he had already fled. Dietz was later spotted 270 miles away, near Soledad in Monterey County, where he led California Highway Patrol officers on a chase that reached speeds of 140 miles per hour. He was taken into custody after ditching his vehicle and attempting to flee on foot.
Asked why she spoke out and identified herself as the victim, Patton said, “so many women have been abused and raped…and I don’t want to be another quiet person. I want this guy to get the maximum penalty.”
Watch an interview with the rape victim via Fox 11 below.
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