SFPD Arrest Suspect in Sexual Assault / Impersonating Officer Case

On July 10, 2014, Jeffrey Bugai, 35 years old of San Francisco was arrested pursuant to a District Attorney's Warrant for 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.

During the course of the investigation leading to the arrest, it was learned that Bugai targeted recently arriving Central American immigrants with limited English speaking ability. Bugai would mislead his victims to believe he was a police officer and bring his victims to his home where he would administer intoxicants, coerce them, and/or force them into committing sexual acts. Bugai reportedly placed handcuffs on some of his victims. Bugai would tell the victims they would be deported if they called the police or there would be retaliation by the police for reporting him.

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 & Ingleside District in San Francisco, Hayward, and Oakland areas.

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