ASG President Charged with Providing Alcohol to and Having Sex with a Minor


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Student government president Christopher Washington leads the Associated Student Government meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018.

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The Associated Student Government president was arrested on Tuesday and charged with molestation after allegedly providing alcohol and having sex with two students, one of them underage, in a public restroom on campus.

According to a story in the Fresno Bee, Christopher Washington and two female students were found in the women’s restroom stall in the Math, Science and Engineering Building by campus police around 6:30 p.m. on Monday.

One of the female students was so intoxicated that officers had to call emergency medical services to transport her to the hospital, according to the Fresno Bee.

According to the Fresno County jail records, Washington is charged with two felonies: rape or other specified crime in concert, and sexual penetration with a foreign object.

Fresno City College President Carole Goldsmith released a statement on the matter on Tuesday but offered very little details.

“Addressing sexual misconduct and sexual assault is both a moral and legal requirement for colleges, just as it is for our country,” Goldsmith wrote in a communique. She said the reports of sexual misconduct were concerning, but refused to comment on the specifics of an active and ongoing investigation.

“It is not our role to play judge and jury,” Goldsmith stated. “But it is our job to do all in our power to create a safe learning environment.”

According to Fresno County Jail records, Washington, 25, was arrested on Tuesday, Oct. 16.

Washington’s bail is set at $126,000.