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Monday, July 21, 2014

Jeffrey Bugai: Police Say Man Dressed Up As Cop, Sexually Assaulted Immigrants

Posted By on Mon, Jul 21, 2014 at 12:18 PM

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San Francisco police have arrested 35-year-old Jeffrey Bugai, after he allegedly posed as a police officer to lure victims to his home and then sexually assault them, according to authorities.

Officer Albie Esparza says that Bugai would target people who recently arrived here from Central America and were immigrants with limited English-speaking skills. He would don a police uniform and dupe his victims into going with him.

Esparza says Bugai would take the victims to his house and administer intoxicants then force them into sexual acts. Bugai reportedly handcuffed several of his victims.

Bugai would tell the victims that he would deport them — or worse — if they called the cops.

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He was arrested on July 10 and charged with kidnapping with the intent to commit sexual assaults while impersonating a police officer. Bugai remains in custody in the San Francisco County Jail, pending criminal proceedings on those charges.

Due to the fact Bugai would threaten the victims with deportation or retaliation, SFPD investigators are asking anyone who has been victimized by Bugai and not reported the incident to police to contact SFPD at (415) 553-0123. Bugai has known to frequent Mission and Ingleside District in San Francisco, as well Hayward and Oakland neighborhoods.

Correction: An earlier version of this story indicated the suspect was arrested for sexual assault against children. The sexual assaults did not involve children, only adults.


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