Salt River officer accused of sex abuse changes plea to guilty

Jay Wu pleaded guilty to sexual misconduct after offering a courtesy ride to a woman.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - A Salt River Police Department officer accused of sexually abusing a woman in his custody last year has changed his plea to guilty in the case.

Maricopa County Superior Court officials say 45-year-old Jay Hun Wu pleaded guilty Friday to attempt to commit unlawful sexual conduct.

Sentencing is scheduled for Aug. 1.

Scottsdale police arrested Wu in May 2016 on suspicion of kidnapping, sexual abuse, assault, tampering with physical evidence and other charges.

Police say a 43-year-old woman reported that Wu sexually abused her in March 2016 after Wu gave her a courtesy ride home when she was the subject of an investigation.

Wu had pleaded not guilty to the charges a month after his arrest.

The Salt River Police Department serves the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.

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