CSULB student arrested on suspicion of inappropriate touching with umbrella

A Cal State Long Beach student was arrested on suspicion of sexual battery this week for allegedly touching a female student inappropriately with an umbrella, authorities said.

University police said a female student called them around 11:10 a.m. Wednesday to say a man was following her around campus.

When officers arrived and talked to her, she said the man, who was 18, had touched her with his umbrella, said CSULB police Capt. Rick Goodwin.

“I don’t know where exactly he was touching her, but I would venture to guess it was in an inappropriate place,” said Goodwin, who didn’t immediately have access to all the details of the investigation.

The suspect was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor sexual battery and taking lost property.

He was released on $20,000 bail, according to a jail log.

Police said they don’t believe the man posed any further threat to anyone on campus and likely won’t be allowed back to the school.

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Valerie Osier is a breaking news and crime reporter for the Long Beach Post. She’s a Riverside native who found her love for journalism while at community college. She graduated from Cal State University, Long Beach journalism program in 2017 and covered the Palos Verdes Peninsula for the Daily Breeze prior to coming to the Post. She lives in Long Beach with her husband, Steven, and her cat/child, Jones.