Barstow Man Arrested for Sexual Battery of Store Employee

Barstow Man Arrested for Sexual Battery of Store Employee

BARSTOW, Calif. – A 23-year-old man was arrested for the sexual assault of a 24-year-old female employee inside of a business on Saturday.

At around 1:34 p.m. police responded to the 500 block of E. Virginia Way for the report of a sexual assault at the business. The employee said that while she was helping other customers, she felt someone grab her buttocks. She turned around and saw a heavyset white man laughing as he left the store. The woman provided the suspect’s description and his clothing description.

Officers found a male subject who matched the suspect description near the Food 4 Less gas station. The subject identified as Dayton Kuhnsantunez, was detained.  The victim positively identified Kuhnsantunez as the suspect. The business surveillance also captured the incident.

Kuhnsantunez was booked at the Barstow Police Department for Sexual Battery.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Officer Pena at the Barstow Police Department, (760) 256-2211. Those wishing to remain anonymous may also report criminal activity by calling the WE-Tip hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME or on We-Tip’s website at

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