Man Given 115-Year Sentence for Impersonating Police to Fondle Women

The man showed women a badge before he fondled them

An Orange County man was sentenced to 115 years to life in prison Tuesday for impersonating a police officer and fondling two women in separate incidents in the Hollywood area and ordering another woman to take off her clothes.

Christoph Moore, 41, of Anaheim, was convicted June 20 of one felony count each of assault with intent to commit a sexual assault, criminal threats, grand theft and second-degree burglary and two counts of false imprisonment by violence.

He was also convicted of one misdemeanor count of sexual battery and three misdemeanor counts of unlawful use of a badge, according to the District Attorney's Office.

Moore stopped two women within less than a week in the Hollywood area while pretending to be a police officer in November 2015, said Deputy District Attorney Lowrie Mendoza.

Moore approached one woman on Nov. 24, 2015, flashed a badge and fondled her breasts. He approached a second woman less than a week later, showed her a badge and fondled her buttocks, according to the prosecutor.

He also locked himself inside a store in downtown Los Angeles in October 2015 with the female owner and made her take off her clothes after claiming to be a detective investigating counterfeit money, according to the prosecutor. Moore fled when the woman's ex-husband arrived at the store.

Moore was arrested in December 2015, after Los Angeles police circulated

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