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Student, former campus employee found guilty of sexual battery

Mugshot of Martin Morales. Image from Chico Police.
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...

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
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...

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
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...

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
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...

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