HCSO: Man accused of impersonating officer, raping teen girl in Channelview

CHANNELVIEW, Texas— It may be Halloween, but what's up with all these posers trying to impersonate police officers?

The Harris County Sheriff's Office is searching for a man seen on surveillance video while at a Channelview convenience store during the hours he allegedly raped a 16-year-old girl.

Deputies said he allegedly told the girl he was an officer and to get in his car because he was going to take her in to a police station for violating curfew.

Instead, authorities said the man — armed with a black and silver semiautomatic handgun — drove the young girl to an overpass of the Crosby Freeway and forced the victim to have sex with him.

Officials believe the man was driving a black 2007 to 2009 Saturn Aura, possibly with a temporary or paper license plates attached to the rear bumper.

Crime Stoppers is offering an up to $5,000 reward to nab the impostor.