Macon – A man who impersonated a GBI agent to mislead a woman in 2017 was sentenced to prison Monday.
Andrew Lee Wright, 46, pleaded guilty to impersonating an officer and pandering.
A judge sentenced Wright to serve five years in prison, the maximum penalty for impersonating an officer. He will simultaneously serve a 12-month sentence for pandering.
If the case had gone to trial, prosecutor Dorothy Hull would have presented evidence showing:
Wright was driving in the Houston Avenue area on Nov. 6, 2017, when he picked up a woman. The woman engaged in a sex act with Wright in exchange for money.
At some point during the encounter, Wright told the woman he was a GBI agent and showed her a photo of a badge on his phone.
Later, after the incident was reported to law enforcement, Wright’s phone was examined. Authorities found a photo of a GBI badge on the phone.
Wright had prior convictions in Houston and Twiggs counties stemming from a 2002 incident in which he committed sex offenses against a teenage girl and impersonated a firefighter.
“It’s hard enough for law enforcement officers to protect and serve our community without criminals masquerading as cops to intimidate their victims,” said District Attorney David Cooke. “Mr. Wright received the maximum sentence for impersonating an officer and he deserves every day of it.”
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