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Suspect arrested after sexual assault

Students received an email on Friday Feb. 6 around 5 p.m. after a male suspect was arrested by the Fullerton Police Department for allegedly groping a female student.

The incident occurred around 10:35 a.m. in Parking Lot 6 located between Sherbeck Field and the softball and baseball fields.

The suspect Kevin Martinez, 22, approached the female student from behind while she was walking on the sidewalk and squeezed her butt according to Campus Safety.

The female student then notified Campus Safety immediately of the incident.

The Fullerton PD was contacted and officers were able to detain Martinez, driving a silver Ford Mustang near the intersection of Chapman and Pomona Ave. It is not currently known if Martinez is a student.

When responding to an incident Campus Safety will do a report by interviewing the victim and getting information. Whether or not they call the Fullerton Police Department depends on the circumstances of the situation according to Campus Safety Coordinator, Jim McKamy.

“Any type of sexual battery or sexual assault that is reported to us we will 100 percent of the time bring in to the police,” McKamy said.

McKamy encourages students to report any incidents immediately, and to keep the emergency phone number in their cell phone. Campus safety is available for contact 24 hours a day seven days a week and offers to escort students to their car as long as they are on campus and their car is parked on campus.

“Be aware of your surroundings and environment and we will respond immediately if you call us from anywhere on the campus,” McKamy said.

If anyone has any information pertaining to this incident, please contact the Fullerton PD at 714-738-6800 or Fullerton College Campus Safety at (714) 992-7080, ext. 0. Escort services are available at (714) 992-7080 and campus safety can be reached at their emergency contact number (714) 992-7777.

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