UCLA police Wednesday identified a suspect in a sexual battery on campus and circulated the man’s photograph (shown on right). The crime occurred about 1:30 p.m. last Friday, according to the UCLA Police Department.
Babak Rahimzadeh allegedly approached the victim near the third-floor restroom of the Public Affairs Building, asked for directions, then grabbed her and sexually battered her, police said. Police circulated a photo of the 54-year-old suspect, described as being of Middle Eastern descent, 5 feet 8 inches tall and 185 pounds, with brown hair.
Anyone knowing his whereabouts was urged to call UCLA police at (310) 825-1491, or Detective Chobanian at (310) 825-9371.
Note: There is normally a fair amount of foot traffic around the location of the crime during the workday since the Luskin School administrative offices are there. However, last Friday was the end of exam week and fewer people than usual were likely around.