Deandre Lavon Jeanpierre
FRESNO – Recently there have been several reported sexual batteries around Fresno State. They all involved female students walking to their residence or vehicles at night.
In all of the incidents, a male suspect touched them intimately and then fled.
On Thursday at the corner of Bulldog Lane and Ninth Street, a call came in concerning another incident. The victim said a black male opened her driver’s side door while she was in her car and “touched an intimate body part.”
23-year-old Deandre Lavon Jeanpierre was stopped near the scene and, although he matched the description of the assailant in this incident, officers determined they did not have enough evidence and released him.
However, Fresno Sexual Assault Detectives entered the investigation and compiled a photo lineup with Jeanpierre’s picture included. A victim in a previous assault identified him as her assailant.
In that incident, the female victim was walking on North Cedar and was accosted and chased. She ran to a friend’s apartment and the man chasing her then ran in the other direction.
Based on this development, detectives went to Jeanpierre’s residence (near Bulldog and Ninth) and entered with a search warrant but without the suspect present.
However, before they left, Jeanpierre showed up and was arrested and booked on one charge of misdemeanor sexual battery.
Jeanpierre was one of four students who helped the college by wearing the suit of “Timeout” the mascot.