A 67-year-old Santa Monica man was arrested and charged with sexual battery on Wednesday, March 25.
Officers of the Santa Monica Police Department were called out to a care facility located in the 1300 block of 20th Street at 9:40 pm in order to investigate a report of a sexual battery.
When the officers arrived they spoke with a victim who had been treating the suspect at the clinic.
The victim told the officers that two weeks earlier the suspect, while attending the facility as a patient, had slapped her on the buttocks.
The victim added that at that time she had warned the suspect not to ever do that again otherwise she would call the police.
The suspect had responded at that time by threatening that if the victim called the police he would have his “gangsta friends” cause her bodily harm.
She said that over the course of the next few treatments the suspect had become increasingly hostile towards her.
On the above date the suspect had returned to the facility for more treatment and had tried to grab the area between the victim’s legs.
The victim then told the officers that she had moved away when the suspect had done this and at that time the suspect had then again slapped her buttocks.
The officers entered the suspect’s details into the police computer system and discovered that there was a “no bail” warrant for his arrest. Bail was of course denied.
Editor’s Note: These reports are part of a regular police coverage series entitled “Alert Police Blotter” (APB), which injects some minor editorial into certain police activities in Santa Monica. Not all of The Mirror’s coverage of incidents involving police are portrayed in this manner. More serious crimes and police-related activities are regularly reported without editorial in the pages of the Santa Monica Mirror and its website, smmirror.com.