HOLLYWOOD—The man who assaulted several women while impersonating a police officer was sentenced in court on Tuesday, July 25. According to a press release from the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office, Christoph Moore, 41, of Anaheim was sentenced to 115 years to life in prison for assaulting two women after claiming to be a police officer.
Moore was found guilty in June of one count each of assault to commit a sexual assault, criminal threats, grand theft, second-degree burglary and two counts of false imprisonment by violence. He was also convicted of three counts of unlawful use of a badge and one count of sexual battery, all misdemeanors. Deputy District Attorney Lowrie Mendoza with the Sex Crimes Division prosecuted the case.
The first incident occurred on November 24, 2015 when Moore stopped a woman in the Hollywood region pretending to be an officer. He flashed a badge, pulled out a handgun and threatened the victim after fondling her. A week later, the suspect again inappropriately touched a woman after showing her his fake badge.
In October 2015, Moore entered a store, locked himself inside the establishment with the female owner and forced her to take off her clothes. The victim’s ex-husband arrived at the store and the suspect fled the scene. The case was investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department.