The Manteca man whose brutally assault last year was recorded by a security camera as he was walking around his neighborhood park has been arrested for sexually assaulting a 54-year-old disabled woman.
Sahib Singh Natt, 72, was arrested last week after it was reported to Manteca police that Natt was observed groping a woman inside of the Manteca Senior Center by a staff member. According to the Manteca Police Department, the woman was a participant in the Manteca CAPS program – which assists adults with developmental disabilities – and was receiving a back massage from Natt when he allegedly moved his hands in front of her and began massaging her breasts.
Investigators believe that the incident was an isolated one and was in no way linked to what happened in August when two young men confronted the elderly man in what authorities believe was a robbery attempt, believing that he had a large amount of gold on her person.
Natt, who was regular fixture walking around Greystone Park, was confronted by then 18-year-old Tyrone McAllister and a juvenile whose name has not been released. After exchanging words, Natt was kicked to the ground and spat on before the two young men walked out of the video frame – which was captured by a nearby residents’ security camera – only to return and kick him again while he was on the ground.
The perpetrator of the assault, McAllister, now 19, was sentenced to a year in the San Joaquin County Jail for the robbery charge back in December as part of a plea deal that led to the dismissal of other charged including elder abuse.
The attack united the wider community and initiated a call for peace amongst residents of all ethnic backgrounds – claims that slurs were used in the attack by the perpetrators were widespread – and sparked a march that drew hundreds of participants around the park where the assault took place.
Natt was taken into custody last week and according to media reports, suffered a medical emergency while being booked into the San Joaquin County Jail and had to be transported to an area hospital. After being medically cleared, he was released with a notice to appear in court because his age and his medical condition make him unlikely to be a threat to the community. He is scheduled to appear in the Manteca branch of the San Joaquin County Superior Court on June 25 at 1:30 p.m. to answer to the misdemeanor charges.
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