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Police Impersonator, Child Molester Arrested

Police Impersonator, Child Molester Arrested

Associated Press

June 17, 2011

LOS ANGELES (Ap) – A Van Nuys martial arts trainer was arrested Thursday after authorities claimed he kidnapped and molested several minors while impersonating an officer.

Joseph Reyes Rogero, 24, was arrested around 10 a.m. Thursday after LAPD detectives received several complaints of child annoying and child molest.

According to a statement from LAPD, he was arrested after an “exhaustive investigation” for kidnap and molesting several minors near Lawrence Middle School on Variel Avenue.

He faces 19 felony charges including kidnapping for child molesting and lewd acts on a child.

He is also accused of impersonating a law enforcement officer.

Rogero is accused of trying to arrest a 14-year-old girl as well as molesting another girl after telling her he needed to put a tracking device in her bra, police said.

Rogero is employed as a fighter/trainer at the M1 Global Gym on Canoga Avenue in Chatsworth.

He is being held on $1 million bail.

Detectives believe there may be additional victims.

Anyone with more information is encouraged to contact detectives at (818) 832-0980 or (818) 832-0985.


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    Redsky

    about 3 years ago

    2918 Comments

    May justice be served quickly. Glad they caught him,

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    gilberte1972

    about 3 years ago

    4 Comments

    Your my homie Jo. What you did was just horrible. Don't know what happened to you brother but I don't judge you all I can do is pray for you. This act on your part is just heartbreaking. We where the best top graduates in our school. I just don't understand why you would do this.

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    darsavmo

    about 3 years ago

    11354 Comments

    One sick POS and a disgrace to the martial arts community...

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    AKangel

    about 3 years ago

    4972 Comments

    Put him in GP, Good times coming for you POS..... Glad he's off the street....

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    gerpet1964

    about 3 years ago

    934 Comments

    :) i see i dont have to make a comment because yall have it covered.

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    Anonymous

    about 3 years ago

    Its good to know this sick bastard has been taken off the streets.

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    txsheepdog

    about 3 years ago

    272 Comments

    ... and hopefully a special place in hell

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    Jonas

    about 3 years ago

    42162 Comments

    bump uncledennis1

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    USLawman1983

    about 3 years ago

    1572 Comments

    There's a special place in C-block for this one.

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    Bnshape

    about 3 years ago

    662 Comments

    Believe it or not, impersonating a police officer
    will give him props in prison BUT to do so just so he
    hurt defenseless kids, well, he'll get plunged
    like a tea bag

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    Scurge

    about 3 years ago

    1232 Comments

    Actually it will be a judge and most likely 12 jurors. The intent of what you eluded to is not correct. That 'one person' is not actually a person, just sayin

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    AZmeangreen

    about 3 years ago

    2338 Comments

    Glad they caught him, may justice be served quickly.

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    gilberte1972

    about 3 years ago

    4 Comments

    Its so hard to believe he did this. I went to MA school with him and he helped me so much that i graduated with high honors. I can't explain his actions all I know is unless you walk on water you cannot be the judge. I'm not saying what he did was right because it wasn't. But there is only one person that will judge him.

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    uncledennis1

    about 3 years ago

    23288 Comments

    Bubba may take a liking to this young scumbag.

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    Whalewatcher

    about 3 years ago

    11190 Comments

    Cretins like this deserve to be in jail for life. Even the inmates will think the things he's done are low. Don't think he's got much of a future ahead of him in prison .......

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