A man was in custody Thursday in connection with a series of gropings of women at or near Cosumnes River College.
Larry Monte Davis, 37, was arrested at the college on Wednesday, after Los Rios police officers spotted him following a female student onto campus, according to a news release issued by the college Thursday. When officers approached, Davis became combative and was taken into custody.
Police said that Davis, who is not a student at any of the Los Rios campuses, has a number of prior charges, including alleged sexual batteries in the Los Angeles area.
According to Los Rios police, at the same time officers were taking Davis into custody, a student reported to other officers on campus that she had seen a man matching the suspect’s description headed in the direction of the business social science building. The student had just seen a crime bulletin and a sketch of the suspect that the college had distributed Wednesday morning.
Davis was booked into Sacramento County jail.
Police have been investigating a series of reported gropings.
The first incident came at 11:30 a.m. April 20, when a man touched a woman’s buttocks while she was near the science building. The next was about 9:30 a.m. May 4 on the east side of the same building.
A woman said the man followed her from a restroom on the east side of the science building, touched her buttocks, then fled toward the south parking lot.
A third incident occurred about 3 p.m. Tuesday, when a woman was walking south toward East Campus Drive. A man followed the woman to her car parked off campus on Calvine Road.
The man then touched her buttocks. The woman told authorities that when she turned around, the man said, “My watch is broken. Do you know what time it is?”
The man then fled.