A San Francisco man who allegedly posed as a police officer to rape Central American undocumented immigrants is now behind bars.
Jeffrey Bugai, 35, was arrested for kidnapping with the intent to commit sexual assaults while impersonating police officer. “Bugai targeted recently arriving Central American immigrants with limited English speaking ability,” the San Francisco Police Department said in a press release. “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.”
According to police, the man would handcuff some of his victims and threaten them with deportation or police retaliation if his crimes were reported to authorities. Bugai frequented heavily Hispanic areas, including San Francisco’s Mission and Ingleside Districts and neighborhoods in Oakland and Hayward.
Police are asking any victims that have not spoken up out of fear of retaliation to come forward so that this disgusting individual may answer for his crimes.