GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A Kalamazoo man has been sentenced to one year in jail and five years probation for impersonating a police officer and extortion when he met two women for sex at a Wyoming motel.
In an online arrangement, 32-year-old Lavern Stephen Filipunas agreed to pay two women $300 for sex acts at the Super 8 motel on 44th Street near U.S. 131.
According to Wyoming police, after arriving at the motel Filipunas flashed what appeared to be a police officer’s badge, but was actually a security guard’s badge. The women then performed sex acts for free because they were afraid of being arrested.
Filipunas pleaded no contest to the charges in late April.