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.