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Raleigh man charged with claiming to be officer, raping women

Posted August 3, 2011 6:18 p.m. EDT
Updated August 4, 2011 8:17 a.m. EDT

— Police on Tuesday charged a Raleigh man with impersonating an officer and raping several women over the past year.

Steven Devon Allicott, 35, of 6501 Gateridge Drive, Apt. 102, is charged with four counts of first-degree rape, three counts of impersonating a law enforcement officer and one count each of attempted first-degree rape, kidnapping and assault with a deadly weapon. He was being held Wednesday in the Wake County jail under a $3.6 million bond.

Police searched his home and Kia SUV on Monday and seized seven cellphones, a box of .38-caliber ammunition, clothes and financial cards and documents, according to a search warrant.

In the application for the search warrant, an investigator said four women claimed that Allicott sexually assaulted them between last September and July 2. A fifth woman told police that she agreed to perform a sex act with Allicott in exchange for money, but she convinced him to let her go after he threatened her with a handgun.

The women said they were attacked in a silver or gray SUV and that Allicott had handcuffs in the vehicle, told them he was a police officer and sometimes talked on a cellphone to someone he called "sergeant," according to the search warrant application.

Allicott made a withdrawal from an automated teller machine on Poole Road while driving around with one of the women on June 8, the warrant application states. Investigators used the record of that transaction to find him.

Allicott was convicted of two counts of misdemeanor child abuse in Johnston County last September and placed on 18 months' probation, according to state Department of Correction records.