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March 9, 2023: Glendale Man Charged With Sexual Assault, Battery of Female Students at Burbank High School

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Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced that Patrick Nazarian has been charged for sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl and attacking another at Burbank High School earlier this week.

“Schools are meant to be a sanctuary for our children where they can learn and feel safe in their environment,” District Attorney Gascón said. “That sense of safety was shattered when these girls were attacked on campus. While I know that the trauma they suffered won’t soon heal, I’m thankful to the heroic actions of the school employees who apprehended the suspect and held him for law enforcement.”

Nazarian (dob 8/9/00) was charged yesterday in case GA114126 with felony sexual battery by restraint and child molesting and battery. He pleaded not guilty and is expected to return for a preliminary hearing setting on March 29 in Department D of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Pasadena Branch.

On March 6, Nazarian, a former student at Burbank High School, entered the campus through a parking lot and followed a 14-year-old girl into a bathroom where he allegedly sexually assaulted her.

He then is accused of groping another 14-year-old girl near a stairway. He also allegedly approached a 17-year-old girl and pulled on her but she resisted and then told a teacher.

School employees found Nazarian and held him until police arrived.

The case remains under investigation by the Burbank Police Department.