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Man charged with impersonating cop indicted

By the Associated Press

A Baltimore man accused of impersonating a police officer in order to molest a teenage boy has been indicted on several charges

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The city state's attorney's office announced Thursday that 47-year-old Mark Citro was indicted by a grand jury on charges including sexual abuse of a minor, third-degree sex offense and theft.

Police have said Citro impersonated an officer in order to gain the trust of the victim's family, telling them he was trying to catch child predators.

Prosecutors say Citro was mentoring the victim and persuaded his mother to let him stay at Citro's house so that the teen could walk to school.

Citro volunteered at the at the Friendship Academy of Engineering and Technology, which is blocks away from his northeast Baltimore home.

By the Associated Press  | November 19, 2010; 7:39 AM ET
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