A man who posed as a police officer in Suffolk County and NYC has been indicted on 54 counts, from first-degree rape to fraud. Twenty-four year-old Terry Henry was held without bail, and one law enforcement source called him a "serial killer in the making."
Henry was initially arrested for impersonating a police officer and stealing his landlord's car earlier this year, but investigators found that he used realistic police gear and a car with lights and sirens to intimidate many more people. He allegedly pretended to investigate a robbery and then raped a woman, coerced teen age boys he met in Greenwich Village to be his "sex slaves," and conned a former NYC bus driver out of $120,000 by claiming the bus driver was victim of a "Freemason identity theft scam." Henry is also accused torturing a number of animals; Newsday reports that he "captured and torched his neighbor's cat" and offered to help the neighbor find the culprit because he was a "cop."
Henry's lawyer says his client "steadfastly maintains his innocence and is anxious to defend himself in court." But the Suffolk County DA believes there may be more victims out there and asks them to contact the office.