UC Berkeley police report sexual battery of girls at pool on campus


An adult male suspect allegedly sexually battered several female children between the age of 9 and 13 while they were swimming at the Strawberry Canyon Pool on the University of California at Berkeley campus on Thursday afternoon, UC police said today.

Campus police said they received a report at about 5:45 p.m. on Thursday that the suspect swam up to each victim, grabbed her leg and/or buttocks and then swam away. They said it’s possible that there are additional victims.

UC police describe the suspect as a white man of unknown age with brown hair and facial stubble. They also say he has a medium build with a pot belly and was wearing red swim shorts.

Although the Strawberry Canyon Pool is on the UC Berkeley campus, it’s in a secluded area above California Memorial Stadium, where the Cal football team plays.

UC police said anyone with information about the incident should call them at (510) 642-0472.

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