SAN FRANCISCO -- A 35-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of drugging and sexually assaulting victims while pretending to be a police officer, authorities said Monday.
Jeffrey Bugai was arrested July 10 on suspicion of kidnapping with the intent to commit sexual assaults while impersonating a police officer, according to San Francisco police spokesman Officer Albie Esparza.
Bugai, authorities said, told his victims he was a police officer. He would take them to his home, give them intoxicants and either coerce or force them into having sex. In some cases, he allegedly handcuffed his victims.
Police said he targeted Central American immigrants and threatened to have them deported if they called police.
Authorities believe there are additional victims who have not come forward. They ask anyone who may have been victimized by Bugai to call police at 415-553-0123. Bugai was known to frequent the Mission and Ingleside districts in San Francisco, Hayward and Oakland.
He remains in custody at San Francisco County Jail.
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