By Danny Vasquez
A woman was sexually assaulted by an unknown man near the E-1 building construction walkway at East Los Angeles College last Monday.
ELAC’s Crime Bulletin said at around 5:30 p.m. a woman was walking down the construction walkway when a man came from behind her, lifted up her skirt and grabbed her.
Deputy Alberto Romero said that the victim was not a student, but was attending an orientation to see if was going to attend ELAC.
Romero said that the crime was not common at ELAC, but it’s important to take the precautions.
“We recommend people walk with partners and friends and always be aware of their surroundings at night,” Romero said.
The Sheriff station is still investigating the case to find the suspect.
The victim described the suspect as a light skinned Hispanic male, around 25 to 29 years old, 6 feet tall and had acne on his face. He was last seen wearing a black t-shirt, gray cargo shorts and was carrying a green binder.
“We’re connecting patrol checks, staying visible and handing out flyers to keep students aware and to take precaution,” Romero said.
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Minus a few errors, the headline, legally, is incorrect. The woman was a victim of sexual battery. Sexual assault is reserved for rape.
California Penal Code Section 243.4
243.4. (a) Any person who touches an intimate part of another person while that person is unlawfully restrained by the accused or an accomplice, and if the touching is against the will of the person touched and is for the purpose of sexual arousal, sexual gratification, or sexual abuse, is guilty of sexual battery. A violation of this subdivision is punishable by imprisonment in a county jail for not more than one year, and by a fine not exceeding
two thousand dollars ($2,000); or by imprisonment in the state prison for two, three, or four years, and by a fine not exceeding ten thousand dollars ($10,000).
But don’t feel too badly about that, as a reporter for C.N., the Police Beat (long before the LASD came on campus) was my specialty. Good job
Thanks for the clear up. That’s why we learn from our mistakes. Thanks for continuing to read CN.