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Man allegedly claimed to be a police officer before raping woman he met online Christmas Eve

Posted at 3:49 PM, Dec 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-26 15:54:56-05

TEMPLE HILLS, Md. (WMAR) — A man is in custody after allegedly threatening a woman he met online with a gun and raping her on Christmas Eve.

Michael Crutchfield II, 23, of District Heights is charged with first and second degree rape, perverted practice, the use of a firearm in a violent crime, and other charges.

Prince George's County Police say Crutchfield met the victim a few hours before the alleged assault on an online dating app.

The two reportedly agreed to meet and have Crutchfield pick the victim up at her home.

Crutchfield allegedly drove her to a parking garage in Temple Hills and claimed he was a police officer, before threatening her with a gun and sexually assaulting her.

Following the assault, Crutchfield drove the victim back home.

Officers got the call a few hours later after the victim had gone to a hospital in Washington D.C.

Detectives later identified Crutchfield as the suspect and arrested him at his home.

Police say Crutchfield is not a police officer with any law enforcement agency, and only worked at one point as a special police officer for a private security company in D.C.

Anyone else who may have had similar contact with Crutchfield is asked to call investigators at 301-772-4908.

He's currently being held without bail.