Teen arrested for sexual battery on Chico woman

Feb 22, 2016 7:15 PM by News Staff

A Chico teen is in juvenile hall after it was reported that he allegedly sexually battered a woman while she was walking on the Esplanade, the Chico Police reported Monday.

Chico Police officers responded to a report after a woman called police saying that a teenager ran up from behind her, reached around and cupped her breast then fled the scene.

Officers took the woman’s statement and broadcast the teen’s description.

The 14-year-old was later located around Mission Ranch Boulevard. The victim positively ID’d the teen and he was taken into custody.

The juvenile was later transported to the Butte County Juvenile Hall and booked for misdemeanor sexual battery.


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