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Suspect pleads guilty to two on-campus assaults

Story by Ana Acosta and Summer Aguirre

The Palomar College Police Department released the identity of the suspect involved in two on-campus assaults that occurred the week of Aug. 26. The suspect pled guilty to the two crimes on Sept. 16, according to the San Diego District Attorney’s office.

The alleged perpetrator was revealed to be a registered sex offender from Oceanside named Adam Christian Johnson. He was described as a 20-year-old African American, and is not a student of Palomar College.

The nature of the assaults have been identified as “Sexual Battery” and “Annoying/Molesting a Child” on the campus police’s crime log.

Johnson was placed in custody on Aug. 28 after reportedly touching two females without consent, according to Palomar Police Chief Chris Moore.

According to Moore, the victim that reported the second assault was 17.

The first assault occurred at approximately 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 26 in the C building on the southwest side of the San Marcos campus. The PCPD was alerted of the incident around 4:45 p.m. the same day.

The PCPD was notified of a second attack on Aug. 27. The victim claimed to have been assaulted by the same suspect around 12:30 p.m. on Aug. 26 by the D building near Comet Circle West.

This is a developing story

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