Wheaton police on Thursday arrested a Carol Stream man on two counts of misdemeanor battery and two counts of disorderly conduct stemming from separate incidents.
The first incident involving Bashir Saberi Pour, 36, of the 300 block of South President Street, occurred at Northside Park on May 14 and the second took place at Wheaton College on May 29.
During the first incident, Pour allegedly approached a 16-year-old girl and engaged in conversation with her. He allegedly asked her numerous personal questions. When the female stood up to leave, Pour allegedly hugged and kissed her without her permission, police said.
During the second incident, at Wheaton College, Pour allegedly approached a 22-year-old woman who was sitting on a blanket on the lawn area of the college.
Pour allegedly engaged in conversation with her and asked her numerous personal questions. When she stood up to leave, Pour allegedly hugged and kissed her head without her permission, authorities said.
Wheaton police identified Pour as a suspect, and he was subsequently charged with battery and disorderly conduct based on probable cause, police said. He was released after posting $3,000 cash bond.
“The alleged actions of Mr. Pour are certainly alarming, and he will be held accountable,” Wheaton Police Chief William Murphy said in a statement. “I commend our detectives for their excellent work in this investigation.”