Police arrest UC Berkeley graduate student on suspicion of Strawberry Canyon Pool sexual battery

Campus police arrested a UC Berkeley graduate student suspected to have grabbed and sexually assaulted several underage victims at Strawberry Canyon Pool in August.

The suspect, 38-year-old Ryan Lee McCorvie, was arrested on suspicion of seven counts of lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14 years old, according to a campus crime alert released Wednesday. According to the Alameda County inmate locator, McCorvie is being held in Berkeley Jail with bail set at $700,000 and is scheduled to be arraigned at Wiley W. Manuel Courthouse on Friday at 2 p.m.

On Aug. 27, UCPD responded to reports that a suspect sexually battered several female children about 5:45 p.m. The children were between the ages of 9 and 13 and were swimming at Strawberry Canyon Pool.

According to police, McCorvie allegedly swam up to the victims and grabbed their leg or buttocks before swimming away.

McCorvie is a doctoral student in the UC Berkeley department of statistics and formerly worked as a managing director at Goldman Sachs, according to his LinkedIn page.

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