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Man accused of posing as detective, assaulting woman

A man accused of posing as a detective and sexually assaulting a woman was arrested and charged Monday, Las Vegas police said.

Philip Taft, 38, was being held Monday in the Clark County Detention Center on $17,000 bond.

Taft also faces charges of open and gross lewdness and kidnapping.

Police said Taft approached a woman near Tropicana Avenue and Wynn Boulevard on July 26. He identified himself as a plainclothes detective and said he had a gun.

Police said he took the woman to an undisclosed area and assaulted her.

Taft is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday morning.

Anyone with information regarding Taft is urged to call Las Vegas police Detective G. Bello at 828-3421

Contact reporter Antonio Planas at aplanas@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-4638.

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