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Sex Offender Accused Of Raping Woman While Posing As Police Officer

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A convicted sex offender was arrested and is facing rape charges after he allegedly posed as an undercover police officer and raped a woman in Torrance last week.Guy Dietz, 43, who led police on a high-speed chase in Monterey County, was finally arrested on Friday morning. Yesterday he was charged with forcible rape, forcible oral copulation and sexual penetration by foreign object, according to City News Service.

His alleged victim, who identified herself to Fox Los Angeles as Desiree Patton, is speaking out publicly about what happened.

The 27-year-old said Dietz hired her through an agency to come to a Torrance home on Thursday to dance for him. However, when she got there, he reportedly told her he was part of the Torrance Undercover Special Unit and pulled out a badge.

"He was very good at it," Patton told Fox. "Very good! Everything was like he was an off duty officer. And, he basically blackmailed me at first and then forced himself on me."

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Dietz told her that he could report anything he wanted to authorities and throw her in jail. She said felt she was in danger. Torrance police Sgt. Paul Kranke told the Daily Breeze that there was also another person in the home at the time of the incident, who did not participate. Prosecutors said that when Patton tried to escape, Dietz struck her, but she eventually managed to run away and call the police, City News Service reported.

When Dietz fled the scene and Torrance police were unable to find him, California Highway Patrol officers spotted the suspect's BMW, eight hours later, on the 101 Highway near King City in Monterey County. He was following his wife, Diana Dietz, in her Dodge pickup truck. Though she eventually stopped, he high-tailed it hitting nearly 140 mph. He ditched his car in Soledad and fled on foot, and authorities eventually found him inside a tent at a homeless encampment on Friday around 4:30 p.m. He and his wife were both arrested.

Dietz, who has a long list of convictions (including two counts of drug-related crimes), was convicted of rape in 1998, and released for that conviction in 2003.

When Fox asked Patton why she wanted to come out with her story, she said: "So many women have been abused and raped and stuff like that. And, I don't want to be another quiet person. I want this guy to get the maximum penalty."