Irvine, Calif. (Jan. 24, 2018) – The Irvine Police Department (IPD) has made an arrest in a string of sexual battery cases that occurred in recent months the City. The suspect in these cases groped women who were out jogging. In one high-profile case, the suspect attacked a jogger in the Woodbury neighborhood, throwing her to the ground and touching her in a sexual manner before her screams caused him to flee.
Keenan Al-Sayed Ahmad, 18, is a student at Northwood High School. He was arrested Friday after committing another sexual battery. On Friday around 2 p.m., Ahmad spotted a jogger on the Jeffrey Open Space Trail. He approached her on his skateboard and grabbed her buttocks. The victim called IPD, and officers responding to the scene were able to locate Ahmad based on the description provided by the victim. The victim then identified Ahmad as the person who groped her. Ahmad was arrested and later released on bond. Continue reading