Jared Rohrig, an Orange, Connecticut police officer was charged in a bizarre crime this week: he raped his twin brother’s girlfriend by posing as Joe Rohrig on July 19th. The likeness was so close that the girlfriend was unable to spot the trick until she noticed the telltale absence of a cowboy tatoo on his left buttocks.
Jared, 25, received a call from the girlfriend who asked to come over and proceeded to make out with her in the hot tub by allegedly claiming to be Joe. The woman had been dating Joe since for a couple months and only saw the difference when they were in the bedroom. She insisted that she tried to stop but that Jared then put a pillow over her face and raped her.
She asked to know about where the cowboy went and he allegedly told her that she was wrong and that he never had such a tattoo. She later received a call from the real Joe who allegedly said “I want to apologize for what my brother did last night. I had no idea what was going on until this morning.”
Jared now faces first-degree sexual assault and criminal impersonation.
He has been a police officer since July 11, 2008 and had just completed his first year on the force. He is the son of a prominent family that owns Lasses Restaurant in the town and his mother is Joanne Rohrig, a member of the Board of Education.
This is not the first alleged evil twin criminal case on recent court dockets, here.