SANTA ANA (CBSLA.com) — A 33-year-old Orange County resident was convicted Tuesday of masquerading as a police officer so he could kidnap a man and try to have sex with his wife.
Tariq Ibrahim Musa, of Santa Ana, was convicted of a felony count of kidnapping to commit a sex offense and a felony count of kidnapping for extortion.
On April 3, 2009, Musa pretended to be a police officer when he approached a 22-year-old man selling counterfeit CDs in a Santa Ana parking lot.
Musa showed the victim a security badge and told him he was under arrest, according to prosecutors.
The victim was made to get into Musa’s Nissan Altima, where the defendant used a radio to carry on the charade, prosecutors said.
Musa had the victim hand over this wallet, which had a photo of the victim’s wife and young child. He said the victim’s wife was beautiful and that he’d be willing to let the defendant go if he could spend an hour with her.
Otherwise, Musa said, the victim would be sent to federal prison for 10 years before being deported to Mexico, according to prosecutors.
Musa drove the victim to his apartment and told him to bring out his wife, according to prosecutors.
The victim managed to alert his wife and the relatives about Musa’s demands, and someone called police.
Musa, who is scheduled to be sentenced Aug. 23, faces up to seven years to life in prison.
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