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Second woman reports groping near SDSU, no arrests made

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8/ CNS) - A group of teenage boys suspected of groping two female pedestrians near San Diego State University were detained Monday night but were not arrested. 

The four youths accosted the women separately -- the first around 4:30 p.m. Monday, and the second shortly before 3 o'clock this afternoon -- as the victims walked along a temporary sidewalk on the east side of a construction area in the 5100 block of College Avenue, according to SDSU police.

In each case, one or more of the boys grabbed the woman's buttocks as she pushed past them. 

"I think part of it is lack of respect. They are not being taught to respect women and the way women like to be treated. We don't like to be touched and yelled at, it's not acceptable. We are trying to get from point A to point B like everybody else," said SDSU junior Rebecca Smith.

A spokesperson told CBS News 8 the parents of the teenagers have been notified about the incidents, but because authorities do not know which teen did the actual physical touching to the alleged victim, charges have not been filed.   

If charges are filed, according to police it will likely be a misdemeanor battery charge. 

Police reminded students to travel in groups, staff off cellphones and always be aware of surroundings. 

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