UPD releases suspect photo

Chris Mateo

Distribution Manager


The suspect is pictured above walking out of the library.
The suspect is pictured above walking out of the library.

The University Police Department have released an image of the suspect involved in a sexual assault incident in the Walter Stiern Library on May 6.

According to the campus safety bulletin sent out to students’ school email, on Friday at approximately 2:45 p.m., a CSUB student was studying in a room inside the library when she was approached by a male portraying himself as a kinesiology student.

The male asked for the student’s help with his physical therapy work and asked if she would allow him to practice on her. He proceeded to conduct stretching exercises on the student; however, during the course of the contact, the male attempted to touch the student in a manner beyond what she had consented.  The student confronted the male about the inappropriate touching at which point he left the area.

“No, we are still working on the case and identify the suspect. We are still in the early stage of the investigation,” said University Police Chief Marty Williamson.

To Williamson’s understanding only one individual was stopped because they fit the suspect’s description.

The campus safety bulletin about this incident was sent out by University Police Chief Marty Williamson to CSUB students, but according to Associate Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Information Technology Services Faust Gorham, students couldn’t receive the attachment with the bulletin because Office 365 does not allow for students to receive attachments. Therefore, Gorham sent out the bulletin on May 7 around noon and added they will be removing this limitation.

According to the description from the bulletin, the suspect is described as a dark-skinned Hispanic male in his early 20s.  The suspect had dark, brown eyes, long hair which was gelled down, a medium build, approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall and no facial hair.

The bulletin has not identified the suspect but has released a picture from the security cameras of the suspect. The suspect is still at large and was last seen with a red and green plaid-patterned shirt with dark jeans. In the picture he is leaving the library through the main doors of the library.

UPD is asking that if you have any information of the suspect’s where about, that you contact University Police at 661-654-2111. If you would like to make an anonymous tip you can call that 661-654-INFO(4636).