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Man Accused of Sexually Battering Woman in Mall Dressing Room

A man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of grabbing a woman in a sexual manner in a dressing room at Hollister in The Promenade in Temecula.

A man who was arrested after allegedly sexually battering a woman in the dressing room of a mall store was released from jail Friday.

At about 12:45 p.m. Thursday, Temecula police responded to a report that a woman in her early 40s was in the dressing room of Hollister at The Promenade when a man entered her stall and grabbed her in a sexual manner as she undressed, police said in a news release.

"After being grabbed, the victim screamed and the suspect fled the store into the mall," said Temecula police Sgt. Decker. "Witnesses called 911 and officers...responded to the area within minutes."

The suspect, later identified as 57-year-old Leonard Rudzinski, was located and positively identified by witnesses, according to the sergeant.

Rudzinski was arrested and booked into Southwest Detention Center on suspicion of misdemeanor sexual battery. Jail records show he was released from custody Friday morning.

The victim was not injured during the incident, police said.

Anyone with additional information was encouraged to call the Temecula Police Department at 951-696-3000.

Sunshine December 16, 2012 at 08:56 PM
Also hollister keeps the lighting in their store very low very very dark and dim in some areas and music is very loud. Combined with curtain dressing rooms I think this creep picked out Hollister because it is the perfect place . My 16 old daughter shops here and I am shocked that have to now worry about something like this.
Brenda December 16, 2012 at 11:20 PM
We have to worry about restrooms too. Of all places to go in and rape, molest and even kill a child, teenager, woman or man it happens there quite often. Remeber the boy camping at Oceanside beach I believe and he went into the bathroom, his Aunt was outside, and a man went in and slit his throat, walked out. Then the grandmother after a bit wondered what was taking him so long went in and found him? Also the little girl in Vegas that happened to was a while back. But it must still happen just not news worthy perhaps with the Worse crimes going on against people. This man really had juevos gotta tell you, and where was all the super skinny model hot super boy guys who are out on the floor flirting? Couldnt dirty themselves with grabbbing the guy off her or grabbing her before he got out of the store?
Galactic Cannibal December 17, 2012 at 02:27 PM
You are five times more likely to be shot and killed in the USA than in the EU, The USA does not ban guns . The EU does ban guns.
Bri December 17, 2012 at 08:17 PM
why was a woman in her 40's trying on clothes at hollister anyway? Pretty sure that store is reserved for scantily clad teenagers...
Mrs. MacGillicuttie December 17, 2012 at 10:16 PM
Hey Bria-got to the end of comments and there you took the words right out of my mouth...haha...i can see her now that 40's something old hag-prolly the same one that took my parking spot at Staters the other day...

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