UPDATE: Man arrested for sexual assault in case of mistaken identity

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UPDATE: Sexual assualt and other charges against Jesus Carvajal were dropped after he was wrongly accused in a case of mistaken identity.

Tommy Lee Provost has been identified as a suspect in that case. Provost and Carvajal are similar looking which may have led to the confusion.

(Below is a photo of Tommy Provost)

(Below is a photo of Jesus Carvajal)

Aug. 10, 2018 – This is the original story, please see update at top. Jesus Carvajal is no longer a suspect in this case.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Gang/Vice Bureau received four reports of a man impersonating a police officer to coerce victims into performing sexual acts. 

During this investigation, detectives named 34-year-old Jesus Carvajal as the man committing these acts and found that they started as far back as June 28. 

They say Carvajal would approach women near downtown Las Vegas and ask them to participate in sexual acts. If a woman got into his vehicle or discussed a price for a sexual act, he would say that he was an undercover officer. He’d then threaten the women with arrest if they did not perform the sexual acts he requested. 

Metro Police are encouraging other possible victims to come forward.

“We had some serious allegations that were made and we do have some suspects in custody,” said Sgt William Matchko, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police’s Gang and Vice Unit.  “We don’t want further victims to fear repercussions of what may happen because of what they were doing. However, it’s very important that we have the evidence against someone is committing such heinous crimes.”

Carvajal was said to carry a badge, a gun, handcuffs, a knife and a radio.

On August 9, detectives arrested Carvajal and booked him into the Clark County Detention Center where he currently faces charges of sexual assault with a deadly weapon, sexual assault, attempted sexual assault with deadly weapon, three counts of kidnapping, and three counts of false impersonation of a public officer.

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