Crime

Covington man being held for the rape of a Baton Rouge teen and impersonating a police officer

53-year old Jason Miller of Covington, first degree rape, impersonation of a police officer and false imprisonment.

53-year-old Jason Miller of Covington is in the East Baton Rouge Prison, charged with the rape of a teen, and impersonating a police officer. East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Casey Hicks said the victim was walking in the Gardere area Sunday when Miller allegedly approached her said he was in law enforcement, flashed a badge, and began questioning her.

“And he handcuffed her, put her in his truck, and drove her to a nearby park, which is where she says that he raped her,” said Hicks.

Hicks said they arrested Miller just days later due to good detective work. Having a description of the suspect’s vehicle and surveillance footage helped them find the plates on the car and thus his identity.

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“So, they presented a photo lineup to the victim, and she identified this man as being the one that raped her, so when detectives took him into custody, he actually confessed to them,” said Hicks.

The incident remains under investigation, but Hicks said they are asking for the public’s help to see if Miller may have committed such heinous crimes before.

“So, we are asking if anybody has any information about this incident or similar incidents to please contact law enforcement,” said Hicks.

Hicks said the lead investigator worked tirelessly to find and arrest the suspect and Miller faces charges of first-degree rape, false imprisonment, and false impersonation of a police officer.

Written by Brooke Thorington

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