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Court docs: Woman slapped Burleigh County officer on behind, called him 'sexy cop'

Sandra Kobs-Sabo was arrested on charges of simple assault against a police officer and sexual assault for offensive contact. She faces almost six years in prison if convicted on both counts.

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Sandra Kobs-Sabo
Burleigh Morton Detention Center
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BISMARCK — A woman has been accused of slapping a law enforcement officer’s rear end in a bar north of Bismarck.

Sandra D. Kobs-Sabo, 50, appeared Monday, Jan. 31, on a felony count of simple assault against a peace officer and sexual assault for offensive contact, a misdemeanor. The charges stem from an early Saturday morning arrest at the Crossroads Tavern at 1205 Northstar Drive, which is about a mile north of Bismarck.

Two Burleigh County Sheriff’s officers were conducting a bar check at the tavern when Kobs-Sabo jogged up to one of the officers and slapped his buttocks, an affidavit of probable cause alleged. The slap caused the officer pain, so he took Kobs-Sabo into custody, according to the court document.

The woman called the officer a “sexy cop” and asked if he was married while he took her to the Burleigh Morton Detention Center, the affidavit alleged. She also said she “loves a man in uniform” and that she couldn’t believe she was “going to jail for slapping a sexy cop in the a--,” the complaint said.

It appears she was bonded out of jail as of Monday. An attorney had not been assigned to her case as of Monday afternoon.

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Kobs-Sabo faces almost six years in prison if convicted on both charges.

The Forum typically doesn't name accusers and victims in sexual assume cases.

April Baumgarten joined The Forum in February 2019 as an investigative reporter. She grew up on a ranch 10 miles southeast of Belfield, N.D., where her family raises Hereford cattle. She double majored in communications and history/political science at the University of Jamestown, N.D.
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