Suspect posing as police officer arrested for rape

Suspect posing as police officer arrested for rape
Photo: Stanley Troy Friesen

MILPITAS – The Milpitas Police Department has arrested a person of interest in a sexual assault case in which a 55-year-old male posed as a police officer in order to detain and rape his victim.

According to Milpitas Police Lieutenant Raj Maharaj, “On Tuesday, January 16, 2018, an unknown male, later identified as Stanley Troy Friesen, contacted the victim through a dating internet site and arranged to meet her at the Baymont Inn, located at 66 South Main Street.”

However, when Friesen met the victim, he flashed a badge and gun to gain entry into the room.  It was there that he threatened the victim and coerced her into having sex with him under the guise that he was a police officer and could report her as a prostitute.

Milpitas investigators located Friesen in Tracy. Friesen was arrested and brought back to Santa Clara County for a violation of probation.  Friesen was also charged with rape, sodomy, oral copulation, and impersonating a police officer.

The Milpitas Police is asking for the public’s help in identifying possible victims assaulted by Friesen.  Maharaj said, “Based on this investigation, Milpitas Police detectives believe Stanley Troy Friesen may have sexually assaulted other women he may have met online.”

Anyone who might have had contact with Friesen is asked to call the Milpitas Police Department at (408) 586-2400. Additionally, the information can be given anonymously by calling the Crime Tip Hotline at (408) 586-2500 or via the Milpitas Police Department website at

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