Man Allegedly Posed as Undercover Officer, Raped Woman

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    Torrance Police Department
    Guy Dietz, 43, is accused of posing as an undercover officer before forcibly raping a woman on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, Torrance police said.

    A manhunt came to an end Friday when police took a convicted sex offender into custody after he allegedly posed as an undercover police officer and forcibly raped a woman one day earlier, Torrance police said.

    The victim called police about 3:45 p.m. Thursday after she met a man who idenfitied himself as Guy Dietz at a residence in Torrance, the Torrance Police Department said in a statement.

    The woman told police Dietz said he was an undercover police officer and then forcibly raped her, the release stated.

    After he ran away, police found Dietz's car near King City in Monterey County, where he allegedly led deputies on a pursuit into the city of Soledad and then jumped out of his car and fled, police said.

    Torrance police and Monterey County sheriff's officials said he was taken into custody sometime Friday evening.

    Police said Dietz is a convicted sex offender.

    Anyone with additional information should call 310-618-5570 or their local police agency.

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