By Associated Press - Tuesday, April 12, 2016

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) - Authorities are asking anyone who may have had an encounter with a former Carolina Beach reserve police officer charged with sexually assaulting five women to come forward.

Local media outlets report that investigators in Brunswick County want anyone else who may have been a victim to talk to investigators.

Authorities say that 29-year-old Joseph Adam Silva faces various counts in Brunswick and New Hanover counties.

He is accused of targeting women who posted escort ads on Backpage and Craigslist and then falsely claiming to be a law officer who threatened to arrest them if they didn’t have sex.

Warrants say he broke into a vacant vacation home and met the women there.



Silva worked as a reserve Carolina Beach officer from March to September last year.

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