Man arrested for sexual battery

Chico Police arrested a man on Aug. 16 who is suspected of sexual battery after an 18-year-old woman reported that someone entered her apartment while she was sleeping and sexually touched her.

Posted: Aug 18, 2019 10:51 AM

CHICO, Calif. - Chico Police arrested a man on Aug. 16 who is suspected of sexual battery after an 18-year-old woman reported that someone entered her apartment while she was sleeping and sexually touched her. 

The woman said that once she woke up, the man left her home and tried to enter several other apartments as he fled. 

This happened around 3 a.m.

Police say that after arriving on scene they were initially unsuccessful in locating the man during their search of the complex and surrounding area. 

Neighbors called the police later in the day after they saw a man in the area who matched the description of the suspect. 

Police arrested 22-year-old Martin Morales, who was identified by the victim. 

Officers revealed that the victim does not know Morales, and he appeared to enter the apartment through the front door which was unlocked. 

Morales was booked into the Butte County Jail on several felony charges to include sexual battery and
residential burglary.

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