Rejuvenu's Michael T. Ricks Sr. re-arrested for police impersonation

As discussed earlier Michael T. Ricks recently pled guilty to charges stemming from his Rejuvenu practice. Ricks has been a “medical director” for Rejuvenu, although court records show that he had fabricated his medical degrees and used his Rejuvenu practice to sexually assault clients.

Excerpted from The Denver Post:

Ricks, who initially faced 33 charges in Douglas County from June, including multiple counts of sexual assault and impersonation of a doctor, posted $100,000 bond Oct. 29 and began almost immediately stalking women in Denver and surrounding areas until his arrest Monday night, police say.

“This guy is a real con artist,” said Mark Fleecs, sergeant of the Denver vice unit. “We have reason to believe he has many victims of sexual assault out there, and we’re hoping they come forward.”

An employee at the Arby’s where Ricks worked described him Monday night as “polite and a hard worker,” but police say there is a sinister side to the man who is married and has a 5-month-old child.

“There’s no telling what will come up on this guy,” Fleecs said.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the Denver Police Department at 720-913-2000.


More articles about the hair removal quack/fake doctor/sex offender/Arby’s manager/fake cop:

Out on bail, man accused of posing as cop
Prostitutes coerced to have sex to avoid arrest, police say
By Brian D. Crecente And Gabrielle Johnston, Rocky Mountain News
April 6, 2005,1299,DRMN_15_3678895,00.html

Man Arrested On Impersonation Charges
Apr 5, 2005
CBS4 News (includes video)

Former Drama Major Charged As Cop Impersonator
Police: Ricks Out On Bail In Previous Arapahoe County Cases
POSTED: 10:24 am MDT April 5, 2005
UPDATED: 6:12 pm MDT April 5, 2005
ABC 7 Denver

More details, including charges involving a child prostitute.

Police: Man Posing As Police Officer To Attack Women
POSTED: 2:43 pm MDT April 24, 2005

DENVER – Police have issued an arrest warrant for a man accused of impersonating a police officer to sexually assault women.

Michael T. Ricks faces charges of impersonating a police officer.

Michael T. Ricks, 45, pleaded guilty March 28 in Douglas County to sexual assault. He is in the Douglas County Jail awaiting sentencing in that case. Prosecutors had accused him of impersonating a doctor and assaulting 10 women last year.

In Denver, Ricks faces two counts of sexual assault, two counts of kidnapping, three counts of impersonating a police officer, patronizing a child prostitute and inducement of a child prostitute.

While Douglas County authorities were investigating last year, Ricks posted $100,000 bond on Oct. 29 and began impersonating an officer in Denver, where he allegedly sexually assaulted women he threatened to arrest, authorities said.

Article Published: Sunday, April 24, 2005
Inmate held in Denver assaults

Officials say Michael T. Ricks impersonated an officer and attacked women while out on bond. He’s back behind bars.

By Felisa Cardona and Amy Herdy
Denver Post Staff Writers

Denver police have issued an arrest warrant for Michael T. Ricks, a man in the Douglas County jail accused of having impersonated a police officer in Denver to sexually assault women.

Ricks, 45, is facing two counts of sexual assault, two counts of kidnapping, three counts of impersonating a police officer, patronizing a child prostitute and inducement of a child prostitute, police said.

The case has been sent to the Denver district attorney’s office, said police Detective John White.

Ricks entered a plea agreement March 28 with prosecutors in Douglas County on one count of felony sexual assault and one misdemeanor count of unlawful sexual contact. He is set to be sentenced in June.

He was pretending to be a doctor and assaulted 10 women last year, officials said.

The first victim to report a crime was an 18-year-old high school student who turned to Ricks in March 2004 for chiropractic treatment after being in a car crash.

After a few sessions, Ricks, who referred to himself as “Dr. Mike,” began to use objects to sexually assault her, saying it was part of the treatment, according to an affidavit.

While officials investigated the case, Ricks posted $100,000 bond and got out of the Douglas County jail on Oct. 29.

While Ricks was out, Denver police say, he began impersonating an officer in the city and sexually assaulted women under threat of arrest.

Based on information from Denver police, Douglas County officials revoked Ricks’ bond and ordered him back into custody.

Ricks, a college drama major who recently worked as a manager at an Arby’s restaurant, remained in the Douglas County jail on Friday.

Anyone with information about Ricks or any incident involving him is asked to call Denver police at 720-913-2000.

Update: see this post on his 2005 sentencing