Two women reported being sexually harassed at Portola Dining Commons in separate incidents by a man they did not know, according to a timely alert sent out to all UC Santa Barbara students Thursday night.
During the first incident, which happened on July 15 around 8 a.m., a man reportedly walked up behind a woman and “pressed his body against her buttocks” and “touched her buttocks with his hand as she walked away,” according to the timely alert.
The first victim could not provide a description of the man.
In the second incident, another woman reported being touched the next day around 8 a.m. A man who she did not know also “walked up behind [her] and pressed his body against her buttocks without her consent.”
Neither of the women are affiliated with UCSB.
The second woman was able to provide a description of the suspect, who is said to be a white male between 17 and 18 years old. He is approximately 6 feet tall, has a “thinner build,” brown hair and was wearing a blue jacket at the time of the second incident.
The UC Police Department asks that anyone with information relating to these crimes contact the department at 805-893-3446 or submit an anonymous report here.
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