Suspected SDSU groper ruled unfit to stand trial

Posted at 2:46 PM, Feb 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-19 17:46:58-05

A 21-year-old man accused of groping women at San Diego State University is not mentally competent to stand trial, a judge ruled Friday.

Glenn Paulo Balancar is charged with six misdemeanor counts, including sexual battery.

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On Friday, after accepting a doctor's report that Balancar is not competent, Judge Steven Stone ordered that the defendant be treated at a local jail unit for up to six months or until his competency is restored.

Several people called police last Sept. 14 and reported that a man was approaching women and touching them inappropriately.

In one instance, the suspect followed a female student into a classroom in the Life Sciences North building around 1:30 p.m., sat close to her, commented on her clothing, then touched her breast, according to a SDSU community safety alert.

She pushed the man's hand away, but he attempted to grab her two more times before another student scared him off, police said.

Officers responding to a similar report about 11 p.m. arrested Balancar after two of the victims identified him as the alleged groper, police said.