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Fil-Am businessman charged with sexual battery of male model

/ 03:04 AM September 03, 2015
San Jose resident Roger Francisco, 39, was arrested Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, on suspicion of sexual battery after he met with another man about fashion modeling opportunities, police said. (San Jose Police Department)

Roger Francisco is suspected of sexual battery of a male model. SAN JOSE POLICE PHOTO

SAN JOSE, California – Police arrested a Filipino businessman-resident of San Jose for alleged sexual battery of a teenage male fashion model Friday, August 28.

Roger Francisco, 39, on Friday evening met with the unidentified male victim in a  business establishment owned by Francisco on West Santa Clara Street, to discuss modeling opportunities.

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Francisco owns Designers and Fashion Guild USA, Bay Area Fashion Week and California International Fashion Week.

During the meeting, Francisco allegedly committed sexual battery. Officers were called to the location and arrested Francisco. He was later released on bail.

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Anyone with more information is asked to contact Detective John Moutzouridis of the San Jose Police Departments Sexual Assault Investigations Unit at 408-277-4102. Those wishing to remain anonymous can either call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 408-947-STOP (7867), or click the “Submit a Tip” link at www.sjpd.org.

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