UC Berkeley police announce sexual battery

Police say this man touched a woman inappropriately Wednesday. Image: UCPD
Police say this man touched a woman inappropriately Wednesday. Image: UCPD

Police are looking for a man who touched a female student on the UC Berkeley campus “inappropriately” Wednesday.

UCPD has said the man, who appeared 50-60 years old, touched the 20-year-old when she was walking through Upper Sproul Plaza at 11:50 a.m. No further detail about the battery was provided.

The man then left the area walking north toward Dwinelle Plaza.

The University of California Police Department looked for the man but could not find him. 


He was described as white, 5 foot 9 and clean shaven. He was wearing dark framed sunglasses, a dark gray collared shirt and cargo pants. Police have released a surveillance video image of the man they believe is responsible.

Police ask anyone with information about this incident to call UCPD at 510-642-6760.

UCPD shared the following safety tips:

  • If someone approaches or touches you in an inappropriate manner, try to get away and call out for help. Dial 911, call 510-642-3333 or activate a Blue Light emergency phone.
  • If you start to feel concern about a person or situation, trust your feelings and try to remove yourself from the potential threat, even if it is someone you know.

For more resources related to sexual assault, visit Rainn.org.

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