DeMaio Accuser Arrested, Suspected of Pushing Mom

Todd Bosnich, who accused Carl DeMaio of sexual harassment, has been arrested

The former campaign staffer who brought sexual harassment accusations against congressional candidate Carl DeMaio has been arrested after a suspected confrontation with his mother, according to San Diego police.

Todd Bosnich, 29, was processed at the San Diego Central Jail and put up bail Tuesday for an incident on Nov. 7.

SDPD Lt. Mayer says during an argument with his mother, Bosnich allegedly pushed her, threw a drinking glass at her and disabled her phone.

Court records show a domestic violence case was filed against him Monday, and he was booked into jail Tuesday for battery, disabling a telephone line and assault with a deadly weapon.

Shortly after being released from jail, Bosnich ducked into a nearby bail bonds office.

Over the past couple of months, Bosnich became embroiled in the scandal that plagued DeMaio’s campaign for the 52nd Congressional District seat.

In October, Bosnich accused his boss of unwelcome touching and repeated sexual harassment. In one alleged incident, he said DeMaio had called him to his office, only to expose himself there.

DeMaio flatly denied the allegations, calling them outrageous lies. The candidate in turn accused Bosnich of breaking in and vandalizing campaign headquarters in May. During that incident, confidential campaign documents were taken.

The San Diego District Attorney and San Diego Police Department investigated both the sexual harassment claims and the break-in, but no charges were filed in either case.

But search warrants unsealed just last week say Bosnich is the one who gave the stolen campaign documents to DeMaio's opponent, U.S. Rep. Scott Peters.

Bosnich said everything he gave to Peters' campaign were items he had been working on and had access to without breaking into DeMaio's offices.

Peters went on to win the tight, contentious race when DeMaio conceded on Sunday.

The DeMaio campaign has declined to comment on this latest development.

Editor's note: A previous version of this story cited the jail watch commander's information that said Bosnich was accused of assaulting an officer. Lt. Mayer corrected the information to the current charges above.

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