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Friday, February 6, 2015

Jeffrey Bugai: Man Convicted of Impersonating Cop to Sexually Assault Illegal Immigrants

Posted By on Fri, Feb 6, 2015 at 8:10 AM

Not a cop. but definitely  a criminal
  • Not a cop. but definitely a criminal
A San Francisco jury declared 36-year-old Jeffrey Bugai guilty on 17 felony counts of sexual assault after he was found posing as a cop to lure male immigrants to his home and then assault them. 

The District Attorney's Office says Bugai, a licensed security guard, lured five unsuspecting male victims to his house between January 2008 and March 2014 and either drug them or threatened them with a gun. Bugai, under the color of authority, would force the men, most of whom recently arrived from Central America and had limited English-speaking skills, to perform sexual acts.

Sometimes, he'd handcuff them and tell the victims that he would deport them — or worse — if they called the cops.
Bugai was arrested on July 10 and convicted yesterday afternoon in San Francisco. 

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“The facts of this case highlight why we desperately need immigration reform,” said District Attorney George Gascón. “When victims are afraid to come forward and cooperate with authorities because of their immigration status the whole community suffers. Had some of the undocumented victims come forward earlier, authorities could have intervened and prevented others from being victimized by this predator.”

The jury found him guilty of sexual assault, attempted sexual assault, sodomy, assault, sexual battery, forcible oral copulation, attempted forcible oral copulation, false imprisonment, extortion, and unlawfully administering a drug. He faces life in prison and will be sentenced on March 6.
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Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.

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