Suspect Arrested in Connection With 4 Sexual Batteries at UC Berkeley

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A suspect was arrested Tuesday in connection with a string of sexual battery cases over a six-day span near or on the UC Berkeley campus.

The university confirmed the person arrested is a suspect in all four attacks. Additional details about the arrest and the suspect weren't immediately available.

Meanwhile, Palo Alto police late Tuesday said it worked with UC Berkeley police to make an arrest in a sexual assault case. The suspect was arrested in connection to a sexual assault at a pedestrian underpass in Palo Alto. It was not immediately clear if the suspect arrested is the same one in both the UC Berkeley and Palo Alto cases.

The latest sexual battery in Berkeley occurred at about 12:25 a.m. Tuesday at the Foothill Complex, where a female victim was grabbed from behind and knocked to the ground, police said. The victim fought back and was able to get away.

At around 9:40 a.m. Sunday near Stephens Hall, a suspect grabbed a female student’s private body parts over their clothing, police said.

On Saturday, at about 5:40 p.m., a female was walking by Memorial Stadium when a male suspect approached her from behind and placed his hands on her buttocks and breast, police said. The suspect then pushed the the victim against a wall, but the victim was able to push back and run away.

On Wednesday, April 5, a sexual battery was reported in the Eucalyptus Grove at about 1:30 p.m., police said.

Anyone with information about the crimes or about any similar incidents should contact UCPD at 510-642-6760.

Bay City News contributed to this report.

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