Report: Suspect claimed to be police officer, asked woman for se - wistv.com - Columbia, South Carolina

Report: Suspect claimed to be police officer, asked woman for sex

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

A 41-year-old man who was arrested Saturday for impersonating a police officer used the ruse in an attempt to engage in a sexual activity with a woman, according to an incident report.

Charleston police say Mark Christopher Dewitt approached a woman who was leaving the Silver Dollar on February 27 around 1 a.m. following an altercation, and identified himself as an undercover police officer.

An incident states the 20-year-old victim got into a fight at the bar, and Dewitt escorted her out claiming he saw the incident and would take her to a police station to file charges against her attacker. 

The victim told police Dewitt took her to an Ann Street parking garage to get his vehicle, a white Range Rover, and then drove her towards Mt. Pleasant before returning to downtown Charleston.

While in the car, the report states Dewitt began to ask the victim if she was a "naughty girl," and asked if she liked to have fun. He then pulled out a stack of $100 bills and propositioned her for sex, the victim told police.

The report states the victim denied multiple propositions, and was then dropped off in the area of King and Spring Streets. The victim told police Dewitt did not touch during the incident. 

According to a court affidavit, Dewitt was captured thanks to help from the Automated License Plate Reader system on the Ravenel Bridge. The victim was able to give a description of the car and a relative time they traveled over the Ravenel Bridge, and authorities were able to spot the vehicle and get its license plate number via video that was produced by the reader. 

Officials say the Dewitt matched the physical description given by the witness, and he was later identified as part of a line-up. 

Dewitt has been charged with impersonating a law enforcement officer. 

Copyright 2014 WCSC. All rights reserved. 

  • South Carolina news on WIStv.comNEWSMore>>

  • Trump raises risk of economically harmful US-China trade war

    Trump raises risk of economically harmful US-China trade war

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 12:20 AM EDT2018-06-19 04:20:31 GMT
    Tuesday, June 19 2018 7:51 PM EDT2018-06-19 23:51:07 GMT
    President Donald Trump gestures as he signs a "Space Policy Directive" during a meeting of the National Space Council in the East Room of the White House, Monday, June 18, 2018, in Washington, as Vice President Mike Pence watches.  AP Photo/Susan Walsh)President Donald Trump gestures as he signs a "Space Policy Directive" during a meeting of the National Space Council in the East Room of the White House, Monday, June 18, 2018, in Washington, as Vice President Mike Pence watches. AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    A new 10 percent tariff on $200 billion in Chinese imports is being threatened by Trump in the latest move toward what could become a trade war.

    More >>

    A new 10 percent tariff on $200 billion in Chinese imports is being threatened by Trump in the latest move toward what could become a trade war.

    More >>
  • Report: President Donald Trump, VP Pence, to campaign for McMaster in Columbia

    Report: President Donald Trump, VP Pence, to campaign for McMaster in Columbia

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 7:46 PM EDT2018-06-19 23:46:38 GMT
    (Source: Tom Kassab)(Source: Tom Kassab)

    Both President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence intend on visiting Columbia to campaign on behalf of Governor Henry McMaster, who is headed into a competitive runoff election for the Republican ticket in the governor's race, according to the New York Times.  

    More >>

    Both President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence intend on visiting Columbia to campaign on behalf of Governor Henry McMaster, who is headed into a competitive runoff election for the Republican ticket in the governor's race, according to the New York Times.  

    More >>
  • Trump administration pulls US out of UN human rights council

    Trump administration pulls US out of UN human rights council

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 12:00 PM EDT2018-06-19 16:00:59 GMT
    Tuesday, June 19 2018 7:44 PM EDT2018-06-19 23:44:19 GMT
    (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP, File). FILE - This is a Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2008 file photo, showing a general view of the Human Rights Room (Room XX) at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. Diplomats say the United...(Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP, File). FILE - This is a Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2008 file photo, showing a general view of the Human Rights Room (Room XX) at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. Diplomats say the United...
    The Trump administration is poised to announce its departure from the United Nations' main human rights body in its latest withdrawal from an international institution.More >>
    The Trump administration is poised to announce its departure from the United Nations' main human rights body in its latest withdrawal from an international institution.More >>
Powered by Frankly