SDSU crime and incident report: Sexual battery

by Torrey Bailey, Assistant News Editor

Two women were groped by a group of men in two different instances while walking the 5100 block of College Ave. this week.

On Monday, Nov. 23. around 4:30 p.m., the first woman was walking on the temporary sidewalk next to the construction site north of Lindo Paseo when four men stepped in front of her, according to San Diego State Police. When she tried to move past them, one of the men grabbed her butt. Once she passed them, a second followed her and also grabbed her butt.

The four suspects have been described as African American teenage men. One is believed to be approximately 16 years old with a 5-foot-6-inch thin build and short dark hair. A second was described as a 5-foot-4-inch 14 year old with dark hair that was longer on top and shorter on the sides. The other two suspects are thought to be approximately 14 years old also.

The second woman experienced an almost identical situation just before 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 24. She was on the same walkway when four to five teenagers tried blocking her path also and as she pushed past them, one of the men grabbed her butt. When she turned to confront them, another one of the teenagers cussed at her. The woman contacted SDSU Police immediately. Officers were able to identify the suspects who resembled the descriptions from the previous encounter.

Both cases have been turned over to SDPD for further investigation.

Anyone with information or questions is encouraged to contact SDPD (858) 495-7900 using the referencing case number 15-050662 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at (619) 235-8477.