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Arrests Made in Alleged Clovis West Sexual Assault

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Arrests have been made in a alleged sexual assault at Clovis West High School. (GV Wire/David Taub)
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Arrests have been made in an alleged sexual assault at Clovis West High School, law enforcement sources told GV Wire on Friday.

Clovis Unified School District officials declined to comment, citing privacy laws.

The Fresno Police Department conducted the investigation, as the campus is within the city of Fresno limits.

The Fresno Police Department confirmed on Friday that it forwarded the case to the case to the Fresno County District Attorney’s Office. The department didn’t make a recommendation on what charges should be filed.

“Just the investigation.  They decide, based upon the investigation, who will be charged.  All information from this point will be handled by the DA’s office,” Fresno Police Lt. Bill Dooley said.

A spokesman for the district attorney’s office had no comment.

Alleged Incident Happened 5 Weeks Ago

The alleged incident took place Sept. 20, with Fresno police called to investigate on Sept. 23 when the district learned of the allegations. Clovis Unified has its own police force, which typically investigates crimes committed by students on campus.

Dooley said then that while school district police handle most incidents, Fresno police do get involved with a major crime like homicide or rape.

Dooley told GV Wire last month the initial investigation into a sexual battery and the suspect or suspects were juveniles.

Sources have told GV Wire that multiple students were involved in the alleged attack in the Clovis West boys’ locker room and the victim was sexually violated.

In addition, sources said that the attack was witnessed by several bystanders who didn’t participate in the assault. It’s also believed that there is a video of the alleged attack.

David Taub has spent most of his career in journalism behind the scenes working as a TV assignment editor and radio producer. For more than a decade, he has worked in the Fresno market with such stops at KSEE-24, KMJ and Power Talk 96.7. Taub also worked the production and support side of some of TV sports biggest events including the Super Bowl, the NBA Finals and NASCAR to name a few. Taub graduated from the University of Michigan with dual degrees in communications and political science. You can contact David at 559-492-4037 or at Send an Email