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CSUB Officials: Golden Empire Transit bus driver sexually assaulted by passenger

Posted at 4:24 PM, Jul 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-17 01:35:35-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — California State University Bakersfield police are looking for a man who allegedly sexually assaulted a Golden Empire Transit bus driver Friday afternoon.

Investigators say it happened just before 2 p.m. at the CSUB bus stop.

Police say the suspect was riding on the bus from another location and as they stopped at CSUB, the suspect went to get off of the bus and fondled the woman who was driving before taking off.

The suspect left in the area of Lot J and headed southbound, according to police.

CSUB Police Chief Marty Williamson said the department didn't want to release specific details about what the man did at this time to protect the investigation, however Chief Williamson said the man touched the woman on top of her clothes.

Police have been unable find the suspect at this time. He is described as a clean-shaven, black man, approximately 20 years old, 5' 6'' tall with a thin build and light to medium complexion.

He was last seen wearing a black shirt and shorts, according to police.

Officials say a man with a similar description was seen getting off of a bus in the area of California Avenue a short time later.

If you have any information on who the suspect is or where he may be, you're asked to contact CSUB Police at 654-2111.

CSUB Police remind people to be alert of their surroundings and people at all times and report any suspicious activity to campus police.