The Orion

Student, former campus employee found guilty of sexual battery

Mugshot of Martin Morales. Image from Chico Police.

Ricardo Tovar and Melissa Herrera

December 9, 2019

After three months of moving up hearing dates, former Chico State student Martin Morales had his primary hearing on Oct. 24. His right to trial by jury was waived, as well as the privilege against compulsory self-incrimination and right to confront and cross-examine witnesses.Morales, 22, is a former ...

Martin Morales case at standstill due to lack of information

CollgeGlen apartments are the sight where the alleged molestation and burglary crime involving Martin Morales took place. Photo credit: Ricardo Tovar

Ricardo Tovar

September 11, 2019

In what has been an ongoing investigation into the background of Martin Morales, a former Chico State student charged with molestation and burglary, The Orion has been in search of anyone who may know him. Associated Students, University Housing, the Hungry Wildcats Food Pantry and the University of Commun...

Student charged with sexual assault and burglary has first hearing

Martin Morales, a Chico State student majoring in Sociology, had his first court hearing at the Butte County Courthouse on Thursday at 8:30 a.m. Photo credit: Ricardo Tovar

Ricardo Tovar

September 6, 2019

A student charged with sexual assault and burglary had his first hearing at the Butte County Superior Court in Oroville on Thursday morning.Martin Morales, 22, currently suspended by Chico State, faces charges of first-degree burglary, sexual assault and three cases of loitering/prowling on private p...

Student charged with sexual assault, burglary

The apartment complex near the 1000 block of cColumbus Ave. in Chico, where Morales was arrested last week. Photo credit: Ricardo Tovar

Ricardo Tovar and Natalie Hanson

September 3, 2019

A student charged with molestation and burglary is currently booked in the Butte County jail. Chico State administrators have been hesitant to provide information about this student, who is an employee on campus. On August 18, the Chico Police Department responded to a call reporting a prowler lurkin...

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