State police have charged a Massachusetts man with impersonating an officer and kidnapping an exotic dancer.
Aerin Reardon, 21, a student at Westfield state University in Massachusetts, was arrested Sunday morning. He is a Resident Assistant at the school, according to his LinkedIn page.
According to police, Reardon answered a Craigslist post by the victim and her boyfriend, offering her services as an exotic dancer at parties. Reardon arrived at a residence on Main Street in Somers and forcibly forced the 31-year-old woman into his car, police said. He drove her to a parking lot in Enfield and threatened to arrest her if she didn't cooperate, according to police.
The woman's boyfriend called 911 around 6 a.m. to report his girlfriend had been kidnapped.
While troopers were interviewing the boyfriend, Reardon returned to the residence in Somers with the woman. Police took Reardon into custody.
The victim was taken to Johnson Memorial Hospital to be examined.
Reardon is charged with first-degree kidnapping, impersonating a police officer and fourth-degree sexual assault. He is scheduled to be in court Monday morning.
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