A 27-year-old man was arrested Monday for allegedly sexually assaulting female Santa Monica College students.
Christopher Noah Griddine II was being held in lieu of $1 million bail.
Campus police issued a warning Thursday saying they had received a report about a man befriending female students in an outdoor seating area south of Drescher Hall. After befriending the women, the suspect would then lure his victims off campus and sexually assault them, campus police said.
The sheriff’s department announced Monday that department deputies and officers from the Santa Monica College Police Department located Griddine seated in his vehicle at the college about 9 a.m. and placed him under arrest.
Anyone who may have been a victim or who has information on any other possible assaults was asked to contact the LASD Special Victims Bureau at 877-710-5273. Anonymous tips can be called in to Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or submitted online at lacrimestoppers.org.