Bogus policeman admits kidnap, rape charges

October 16, 1990|By Glenn Small | Glenn Small,Evening Sun Staff

A Parkville man who posed as a Baltimore County police officer and raped a young woman has pleaded guilty to rape and kidnapping in the county's Circuit Court.

William Todd Jamison, 21, could receive a maximum sentence of life in prison plus 30 years when he is sentenced Dec. 4.

Jamison, who is being held without bond at the county detention center, is to undergo a psychiatric evaluation at the request of his attorney, James Garrity.

Scott D. Shellenberger, the assistant state's attorney who handled the case yesterday, told Judge Barbara K. Howe that Jamison entered his plea to first-degree rape and kidnapping in exchange for the withdrawal of other charges, including impersonating a police officer.

Shellenberger said he would seek a life sentence for Jamison, of the 9000 block of Old Harford Road.

A statement of facts read into the record by Shellenberger said the victim was accosted by Jamison on June 28 when he pulled up beside her on Loch Raven Boulevard, flashed a badge and ordered her to pull over.

Identifying himself as a police officer, Jamison asked for her license and registration, then ordered her out of the car. He then said he was taking her to the police station for a breath-alcohol test for drunken driving.

He handcuffed the victim behind her back, drove her to an apartment complex in Carney, then dragged her into the woods, stripped her and raped her.

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