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Judge: Suspect In SDSU Groping Case Unfit To Stand Trial

Glenn Paulo Balancar is pictured in this undated photo.
Glenn Paulo Balancar is pictured in this undated photo.

A 21-year-old man accused of groping women at San Diego State University is not mentally competent to stand trial, a judge ruled Friday.

Glenn Paulo Balancar is charged with six misdemeanor counts, including sexual battery.

After accepting a doctor's report that Balancar is not competent, Judge Steven Stone ordered that the defendant be treated at a local jail unit for up to six months or until his competency is restored.


Several people called police Sept. 14 and reported that a man was approaching women and touching them inappropriately.

In one instance, the suspect followed a female student into a classroom in the Life Sciences North building around 1:30 p.m., sat close to her, commented on her clothing, then touched her breast, according to a SDSU community safety alert.

She pushed the man's hand away, but he attempted to grab her two more times before another student scared him off, police said.

Officers responding to a similar report at about 11 p.m. arrested Balancar after two of the victims identified him as the alleged groper, police said.