A 31-year-old La Habra man pleaded not guilty Friday to charges of posing as a law-enforcement officer and trying to kidnap and sexually assault a woman in Fullerton.
Camran Abbas Mohammed was charged Dec. 6 with single counts of assault with intent to commit a sex offense and kidnapping to commit a sex offense and two counts of forgery of public or corporate seals, all felonies.
Mohammed is due back in court Jan. 17 for a pretrial hearing at the North Justice Center in Fullerton.
Mohammed was originally arrested by La Habra police in February after a backpack was found at Imperial Middle School containing Mohammed’s driver’s license, a stun gun, handcuffs and a fake badge identifying him as a law- enforcement agent, prosecutors said.
When police served a search warrant at Mohammed’s home, they seized replica handguns, pepper spray, stun guns, ropes, zip ties and tactical gear, prosecutors said.
He was still under investigation in that case when he allegedly tried to kidnap a woman in her mid-20s at a Fullerton High School courtyard around 2 a.m. Sept. 29, said Michelle Van Der Linden of the Orange County District Attorney’s Office. Mohammed allegedly tried to force the woman into his vehicle, but she managed to get away and call police.
Mohammed is not accused of flashing the fake badge during the alleged attempt to kidnap the woman, but investigators suspect he may have used it in the past. Prosecutors asked anyone with information to contact investigator Brad Tanner at (714) 834-3424.
Mohammed faces seven years to life in prison if convicted at trial.