An Orange, Conn. rookie police officer has resigned from the force and faces criminal charges after he allegedly pretended to be his twin brother to lure a woman into having sex with him.

According to the New Haven Register, Jared Rohrig, 25, is charged with first-degree sexual assault and criminal impersonation in the case.

“Jared Rohrig’s decision to resign from his position as probationary officer was in his best interest as well as the best interests of the town of Orange, Police Chief Robert Gagne said in a statement released to the Register Tuesday morning.

The alleged assault happened July 18. Police said Jared pretended to be his brother Joseph, but the woman he is accused of assaulting realized she was being duped when she saw a cowboy on Jared’s buttocks. Joseph doesn’t have such a tattoo.

But the whole story takes a sour and violent turn when the victim tries to leave and is allegedly stopped and then assaulted by Jared.

The two brothers live at home with their parents. Their mom, Joanne is on the board of education in Milford, Conn. She said she would not be running for re-election, in order to spend some more time with her family.

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