In a warning to female students, school officials said the suspect - later identified as 27-year-old Christopher Noah Griddine II, had been befriending women near the outdoor tables south of Drescher Hall. Once he had befriended the victim, Griddine then allegedly lured the woman off campus to "hang out" then sexually assaults her, according to authorities.
Griddine was taken into custody on a probable cause arrest warrant for felony sexual assault. He was transported to the South Los Angeles Sheriff's Station where he is beind held on $1 million bail.
Both the Santa Monica College Police Department and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department are investigating.
Anyone who has encountered the sexual predator or has any information is asked to contact the Santa Monica College Police Department at 310-434-4300 and ask for a supervisor.