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Fake cop in attempted sex assault case in Denver sentenced to prison

Posted at 3:10 PM, Sep 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-15 20:33:59-04

DENVER - A man who impersonated an officer in an attempted sex assault was sentenced Thursday.

A Denver judge gave 33-year-old Morris Fate an 18-month prison sentence and also required him to register as a sex offender for the 2015 incident

Fate tried to sexually assault a woman in the early-morning hours of Oct. 6 near 17th Avenue and Xenia Street.

When she tried to get away, Fate flashed a badge and claimed to be a police officer. She ran off and yelled loud enough for neighbors to call police.

Police eventually caught Fate a few blocks away from the attack near 14th Ave. and Yosemite.

Fate will also spend two years on parole after finishing his prison sentence.

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