According to Santa Barbara Independent, 19-year-old Arian Eteghaei has been accused of sexual assault by three students while attending the University of California Santa Barbara, located at 501 University Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93106.
The Santa Barbara County District Attorney is investigating felony rape allegations made by three victims against a pre-biology major, Arian Eteghaei. The sexual assault crimes allegedly took place on campus and at the Isla Vista housing during October and November 2020, as well as June 2021.
On August 16, 2021, Eteghaei was arrested and booked in the County Jail and is out on bail. Police are still investigating the crimes and encourage any additional victims to come forward and contact the district attorney investigator.
Attorney contributor, and sexual assault lawyer, Bobby Thompson has represented school sex abuse victims and their families in civil lawsuits for years. Bobby has provided some information regarding the legal rights of sexual assaults on a college campus.
"School administration has a legal duty to do everything they can to protect their student body from abuse, whether it is emotional, physical, or sexual. This can include abuse from the school staff as well as fellow students. It is necessary for schools to implement certain security measures to prevent crimes from taking place on the campus. Examples of the ways schools can deter crimes could include surveillance cameras throughout the campus and implementing a sufficient reporting system. If a student falls victim to sexual abuse by a classmate on campus, it is important that a proper investigation takes place documenting all the circumstances surrounding the crime in addition to reporting the crime to law enforcement. It is necessary for perpetrators to be identified and face the consequences in order to prevent further crimes."
"In certain cases, campus sexual crimes can happen as a result of the negligence of the school or school officials. An example would be officials knowing but ignoring misconduct by a suspect. In instances of negligence, victims and their families may have a case for a lawsuit against the school. Victims and their families should seek advice from an experienced sexual assault attorney."