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Fake Cop's 'Prostitution Sting' Leads to Sex Attack in El Segundo, Police Say

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Wed, May 22, 2013 at 10:05 AM

click to enlarge STEPP, LEFT, AND THE AT-LARGE SUSPECT VIA EL SEGUNDO POLICE.
  • Stepp, left, and the at-large suspect via El Segundo police.
A woman who apparently offered escort services online was no easy prey when she was allegedly attacked by a suspect this week.

Police say the victim arranged to meet 33-year-old Wesley Robert Stepp at an El Segundo hotel room when the man identified himself as a cop who was conducting a "prostitution sting operation." Here's what authorities say happened next:

He flashed a badge, handcuffed her and "sexually assaulted the victim before taking

cash and property and fleeing with a second suspect," according to an El Segundo police statement.

It all happened Saturday, police said.

She reported the robbery to cops and, with the help of Redondo Beach detectives, El Segundo authorities tracked Stepp down in the city of L.A.

Now they want to track down that second suspect, a man in his late 20s or early 30s, about 6 feet, 1 inch, 170 pounds, with a bald head and a goatee. That suspect is on the right in the photo above.

Know who it might be? Call El Segundo detectives at 310-524-2284.

[@dennisjromero / djromero@laweekly.com / @LAWeeklyNews]

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