TORRANCE (CBSLA.com) —Police say a 43-year-old convicted sex offender who posed as an undercover police officer when he raped a woman in Torrance has been taken into custody.

The woman contacted police around 3:45 p.m. Thursday, reporting she had been raped by a man she met at a residence in Torrance, according to officials. The man had identified himself as an undercover police officer and proceeded to forcibly rape the victim, officials said.

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The suspect, identified as Guy Dietz, fled the scene and police say attempts to immediately locate him were unsuccessful.

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About eight hours later, the California Highway Patrol tried to stop his vehicle near King City when Dietz allegedly led CHP and Monterey County Sheriff’s deputies on a pursuit to the city of Soledad, where he exited his vehicle and fled on foot.

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Torrance police confirmed Dietz was taken into custody in Monterey County at about 4:30 p.m.