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Police: Suspect posed as cop, assaulted victims

Andre Pierre Walker

Andre Pierre Walker

JONESBORO — Clayton County police have arrested a Marietta man in an alleged string of sexual assaults where he posed as a cop to lure victims, said officials.

Officer Eddie Soto said Andre Pierre Walker, 22, was picked up Tuesday by the Clayton County Sheriff’s Fugitive Unit. Walker is being held in the Clayton County Jail without bond after making his first appearance in Magistrate Court.

Court records show Walker is charged with aggravated sodomy, false imprisonment, aggravated assault and impersonating a police officer. Soto said Walker is a suspect in similar cases in Atlanta and DeKalb County.

Major Felony Unit detectives took DNA from Walker, which link him to other open cases in Clayton County, including the kidnapping and aggravated sodomy of a juvenile in May, said Soto.

According to witnesses, Walker would usually approach the alleged victims by posing as a police officer and use that as an excuse to search and assault them, said Soto.

“The intensive investigation of our detectives enabled them to find enough probable cause to obtain warrants against Walker,” he said.

The warrants include three counts of aggravated sodomy, three counts of false imprisonment, two counts of impersonating a police officer and one count of aggravated assault.

Walker is under indictment in Dekalb County for similar charges, said Soto.

Police suspect there are more victims.

“Detectives of the Clayton County Police Department are urging anyone who might have been a victim of Walker to come forward by filing a report with their local police department,” Soto said.