Men charged with sexual battery after police find photos of them with unconscious women

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Two 23-year-old men were arrested after Glendale police found explicit photographs of them with unconscious women, including an image posted on Facebook, police said.

The men, identified as Glendale resident Pedro Garcia and Lincoln Heights resident Bryan Lizarraga Castillo, had been out celebrating a friend’s birthday this month when at the end of the night, they offered a mutual friend, a 22-year-old woman, a ride home, said Glendale Police Sgt. Robert William.

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Prior to being offered a ride, the woman reportedly drank a beer from a plastic cup in a restaurant parking lot; it was not clear who gave her the drink.

The victim told police she subsequently blacked out and woke up in Garcia’s car the following morning. Garcia’s phone was in the car, and on it, the woman found photographs of the three of them, with Garcia kissing her bare chest, William said.

Police found additional photos of the men in which another woman — whom police have not identified — was passed out with her hand on their crotches, William said.

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The two men were charged with one count each of sexual battery and sexual penetration by foreign object, according to Los Angeles Superior Court records.



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