Man Arrested for Allegedly Groping Glendale High School Students - NBC Southern California

Man Arrested for Allegedly Groping Glendale High School Students



    Alleged Glendale Groper Arrested

    A man suspected of groping girls outside of Glendale High School was arrested after police circulated surveillance video of the suspect. John Cadiz Klemack reports for the NBC4 News on Wednesday, July 20, 2016. (Published Wednesday, July 20, 2016)

    A Glendale man was arrested for allegedly groping two Glendale High School students, police said. 

    The two incidents were reported on July 12 and 15, both just before 8 a.m., the Glendale Police Department said. The victims said a man groped their backsides while they were being dropped off for extracurricular activities.

    Investigators released surveillance images of the groper, which led to multiple tips that helped them identify the suspect, 28-year-old Jose Paolo Baroma.

    After the gropes, the suspect ran off into a car described as a white, four-door BMW.

    Baroma had just dropped his kids off at school, when he came to Glendale High School, police said. 

    One student at the school said classmates are being cautious.

    "We would like to thank our community for its vigilance and support identifying this person," the Glendale Unified School District said in a statement. "We also want to thank the community for its support of Measure S, our school facility bond, that provided the funding for the surveillance cameras that made it possible for our staff to quickly identify this person."

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