Police seek additional victims of police impersonator

Grant Rader

Police say a man impersonating a police officer has been charged with sexual assault, and they’re seeking other potential victims.

Details from KCPD:

Grant C. Rader, 34, is charged with forcible sodomy and false impersonation of a law enforcement officer in Platte County and is being held in lieu of a $25,000 cash-only bond.

According to court documents, the 25-year-old victim was celebrating her upcoming birthday at the Power and Light District the evening of March 7. Rader told police officers he also was at the Power and Light District that evening.

The victim took a cab from the Power and Light District to her Northland apartment in the early morning hours of March 8. A friend met her at her apartment to ensure she was safe.

Rader allegedly approached the victim in her apartment complex parking lot driving a red pick-up truck. He allegedly told her and her friend he was an under-cover detective and that the victim was under arrest for an altercation at the entertainment district.

Rader reportedly used the names “Shawn,” “Vince,” and “Cannon” in identifying himself as a detective.

The victim reported Rader had a computer mounted in the cab of his truck, and the victim’s friend said she heard police radio traffic coming from inside. The friend argued with Rader for some time about just letting the victim go.

Rader then put the victim in his truck and drove off. Convinced Rader was a real police officer, the friend left to go to a police station to bail her friend out of jail.

Meanwhile, Rader drove the victim to another part of her apartment complex’s parking lot. He allegedly told her he would not take her to jail if she consented to have sex with him. The victim refused, and Rader allegedly sexually assaulted her. He then made her get out of the truck and drove away. The victim later called police.

Pictures of Rader are attached. Other possible victims should call the KCPD Sex Crimes Section at 816-234-5220.

The charges against Rader are merely allegations, and Rader is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.



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