A San Francisco police officer has been charged in San Mateo County Superior Court with misdemeanor sexual assault for allegedly groping a woman while wearing his police uniform, a deputy district attorney said today.
Jeffrey John Sung, 32, faces one count of sexual battery and one count of false imprisonment, both misdemeanors, for allegedly trying to have sex with a long-time friend after the two had been drinking, Chief Deputy District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said.
Sung went to his friend’s house in Broadmoor after coming off duty March 21, Wagstaffe said. He was still in his police uniform and rode his police motorcycle to her home.
The woman, who had just separated from her spouse, and Sung began drinking together.
Then, he allegedly grabbed her, pulled her to him and talked to her about having sex, Wagstaffe said.
Sung allegedly wouldn’t let the woman go, even though she tried to leave, according to Wagstaffe.
She was finally able to wriggle out of his grasp and called a family member, Wagstaffe said. Sung then left and rode away on his police motorcycle.
He faces misdemeanor instead of felony charges because he only touched her through their clothing, Wagstaffe said. In order for a suspect to be charged with felony sexual assault, there must be skin-to-skin contact between the alleged victim and suspect.
Sung is out of custody on his own recognizance, Wagstaffe said. He is expected to enter a plea at the South San Francisco courthouse at 9 a.m. Wednesday.