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Sacramento State police investigating reported sexual battery. Photo of suspect released

Update: The Sacramento State Police Department on Monday released a photo and description of the suspect, believed to be a male in his late teens or early 20s.

“The subject wore a dark-colored beanie, a camouflage-colored shirt, and dark-colored overall style pants,” campus police said in a news release. “The bicycle that the suspect was riding was a dark-colored mountain bicycle with red accents.”

Original story:

The Sacramento State Police Department is investigating a reported sexual battery that occurred on campus Saturday evening.

In a news release, police said the victim was walking through the campus near Brighton Hall around 6:40 p.m. when three adult men on bicycles approached her.

The victim told police that one of them slapped her behind. She told the men to stop and leave, but they continued to follow her as she made her way across campus.

One of the men slapped her rear again near the River Front Center, prompting the victim to pepper spray the men, according to the release.

They fled on their bikes and were last seen heading toward the American River levee. The woman was not injured and the men did not appear to be armed.

Vincent Moleski covers business and breaking news for The Bee and is a graduate student in literature at Sacramento State. He was born and raised in Sacramento and previously wrote for the university’s student newspaper, the State Hornet.