San Bernardino

Loma Linda University Professor Arrested for Allegedly Sexually Battering Student

Mahmood G. Ghamsary, 63, of Studio City, allegedly touched a student without her consent during a meeting in his office on Wednesday, deputies said

A Loma Linda University professor has been arrested on suspicion of sexually battering a female student at the university's campus, the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department said in a statement Thursday.

Mahmood G. Ghamsary, 63, of Studio City, was taken into custody on Thursday after a student reported to the police that Ghamsary had touched her without consent in his office on Wednesday.

According to the student, Ghamsary allegedly hugged her during their meeting on Wednesday afternoon then proceeded to reach under her clothing to touch various parts of her body.

That evening, the victim and her boyfriend contacted the police to report the incident.

Ghamsary's bail is set at $25,000. His arraignment is scheduled for Monday, March 21.

Anyone who believes they have been victimized is urged to contact Detective Ken Marshall at (909) 387-3545. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call (800) 782-7463.

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