Man denies groping women at San Diego State

Posted at 7:27 PM, Sep 17, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-17 22:27:59-04

A young man accused of inappropriately touching several women in the College Area spoke to 10News reporter Steve Fiorina about the charges he faces.

From jail, 21-year-old Glenn Balancar denied pursuing and fondling at least six women Monday afternoon and into the night, on and near the campus of San Diego State University.

"I don't know what happened. My story is that I just came to talk to them; very cool. Then I left. I didn't even touch them. C'mon!" he said.

Balancar denied even approaching several of the women, who ended up calling police with complaints. At least two women have identified him as the attacker.

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Balancar is a slight man and nervous after being jailed on charges of misdemeanor sexual battery.

"My dad told me that there's like bad people, but I won't be scared because I didn't commit the crime," he told Fiorina.

Balancar insists he just talked to the women.

"The first girl I met with, the first girl I remember, [I said] 'Hey, you're so beautiful.' I didn't even touch her. I was like, 'I like your necklace,' and she was like, 'Oh, thank you.' I said, 'I thought you were my friend.' 'Oh, no, no,' I left. I said, 'Why?'"

San Diego State campus police arrested Balancar at the student union Monday night. The calls about a fondler began in the early afternoon and lasted into the night, at locations on campus and nearby.

Campus police Lt. Randy Lawrence commented, "Very rarely, in all my years in law enforcement, have I seen an individual that commits a sexual battery and then stays and commits the same act several more times that same day."

Balancar said his memory is "kind of bad" but he denies groping anyone.

Balancar is being held in a downtown jail on $10,000 bail. He faces six misdemeanor charges of sexual battery.

Convictions could bring a three-year prison term.