PD: no crime committed at Bakersfield College

Police notified Bakersfield College days later

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - UPDATE: As of 4:15 p.m., the Bakersfield Police Department is still investigating the allegations.

BPD public information officer Michaela Beard said that the department, after talking to several witnesses, have ruled at this time, no crime has been committed.

ORIGINAL STORY

The suspect is unknown, police said.

Officials said the assault took place between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

The victim reported the assault to police on Friday, July 12. Bakersfield College was notified on Tuesday, July 16 at 10:30 a.m., Amber Chiang with BC said.

Officials said the victim was approached by the suspect on the north side of the Student Services building at Bakersfield College. The suspect walked the victim to the bus stop on Panorama drive, then to the Fine Arts building, where officials said he sexually assaulted the victim in a men's restroom in the pottery locker room.

Officials said after the first incident, the victim left the building, where she encountered the suspect again. The suspect walked the victim to the Student Services building, where officials said he assaulted her a second time in the men's restroom.

Officials described the suspect as an African-American man, 5 feet 9 inches tall, slightly overweight, with black curly hair and a mustache.

Officials said the suspect has tattoos on his right wrist and right upper chest in black ink which depict some type of writing. Suspect was wearing a grey shirt, black shorts, and black shoes with white laces at the time of the assault.

Officials said the victim saw the suspect again near the Campus Center on the Bakersfield College campus in northeast Bakersfield on Thursday, July 11, at 11 a.m.

Bakersfield College's Public Safety Department is currently working in conjunction with the Bakersfield Police Department to continue the investigation.

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