Cops: Sayville Man Impersonated a Cop, Groped Woman

Kenneth Andersen is due back in court on October 2.

A Sayville man is charged with impersonating a Suffolk police officer and allegedly touching a woman inappropriately at the Islip Grange Community Park on Broadway Avenue in Sayville, according to police.

Police say Kenneth Andersen, 33, approached a couple sitting in a car at the park on September 17 and claimed to be an undercover Suffolk police officer. He then asked the male and female to get out of the car, according to police, and then allegedly frisking the woman and touching her inappropriately. 

At that point police say the male asked for identification and Andersen fled into the woods.

Police say Andersen eventually came out of the woods and was then arrested.  He is charged with forcible touching, impersonating a public servant and harassment.

A temporary order of protection has been issued for the victim. Andersen is being held on a $750 cash/bond on the harassment charge, and a $2,500 bond/$500 cash for the impersonation and forcible touching charges.

According to the county criminal database Andersen is also facing a DWI charge stemming from an arrest in August, 2012.

Andersen is due back in Suffolk First District Court on October 2.


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