Man Accused of Posing as Police Officer, Sexually Assaulting Woman

Ashwin Mathur Westport police 2
Westport Police

A Stamford man who is accused of posing as a police officer to the woman he was dating online is also accused of sexually assaulting the woman in Westport and has been arrested. 

The victim went to police on Aug. 8 and said she was having an online relationship with 23-year-old Ashwin Mathur, of Stamford, who told her he was a police officer, and he sexually assaulted her at the Westport Inn the day before, according to police. 

Mathur was wearing a badge when he arrived to pick her up, the victim told police. 

Westport Police detectives investigated and a Stamford police officer took Mathur into custody. 

He was charged with third-grade sexual assault, second-degree unlawful restraint and impersonating a police officer. 

He was released after posting the $25,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in Norwalk Court on Sept. 27. 

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