The Sacramento Police Department (SPD) has reportedly arrested a California Highway Patrol (CHP) officer in a sexual battery investigation that took place at Arden Fair Mall, according to an official press release.
Jeffery Closson, 47, was arrested on Friday, July 26 in conjunction with the Sacramento District Attorney’s Office. He was reportedly booked into the Sacramento Main Jail for disorderly conduct — loitering at a public toilet and sexual battery.
According to the SPD on Thursday, June 20, 2013, officers responded to a report of a sexual battery that occurred in the public restroom of a department store in the 1600 block of Arden Way. The 22-year-old disabled male victim reported he had been inappropriately touched by a male subject while in the restroom.
Responding officers reportedly used the surveillance capabilities of Arden Fair Mall to develop leads in the case, and SPD Sex Assault Detectives began an investigation of Closson, who was reportedly identified as a possible suspect. Closson is reportedly a CHP officer who was off duty at the time of the incident. The CHP reportedly immediately began an internal administrative investigation due to the circumstances of the incident.
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