On the evening of May 26 the Scottsdale Police Department detectives arrested a Salt River police officer for unlawful sexual conduct with a female in his custody.
On March 29, the 43-year-old female victim had contact with Officer Jay Hun Wu, 45, when she was the subject of a criminal investigation, according to police officials.
He provided her with a courtesy ride home to her residence in the area of 9600 E. Via Linda in Scottsdale. The victim was in the backseat of the patrol vehicle and was not handcuffed, police stated. The victim told Officer Wu her residential address and she asked him to drop her off in front.
When they arrived in the area, Officer Wu did not stop and continued on slowly past her residence. He continued to drive through the neighborhood despite the victim repeatedly telling him he could pull over anywhere and let her out.
Officer Wu pulled over on a street in the 9100 block of N. Cerrito Vista next to a residential wall. The officer exited her patrol vehicle and opened the back passenger door, blocking the victim’s ability to get out of the vehicle.
There he told the victim he needed to pat her down. Officer Wu proceeded to sexually abuse the victim under her clothing, according to police. He then provided her with his business card and requested that he call him if she needed anything.
The female victim immediately disclosed the details of the encounter to her family and to the Scottsdale Police Department. The Salt River Police Department cooperated with the Scottsdale Police Department during the investigation into Officer Wu.
Officer Wu was arrested following a traffic stop. He is facing charges of Kidnapping, Sexual Abuse, Unlawful Sexual Conduct of a Peace Officer, Assault, and Tampering with Physical Evidence, officials stated.
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