Christopher Dutel, SoCal Man, Accused of Sexually Assaulting Tourist Near Fisherman's Wharf

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Girl assaulted on her trip to the wharf
(Update, 2 p.m.): Sgt. Daryl Fong said 18-year-old Christopher Dutel, a Southern California man, was arrested and booked into San Francisco County Jail on multiple charges of sexual assault and false imprisonment. Police would not yet release the man's photo.

(Original story, 8:50 a.m.): Police are reporting that a young girl who was visiting Fisherman's Wharf with a group of tourists was assaulted early this morning.

According to police, the girl, who is reportedly a juvenile from a foreign country, became separated from her group at about 2 a.m. Police later searched the area and found the girl at about 4 a.m. with the suspect on 400 block of North Point Street. The man was attacking her in some bushes, according to media outlets. He was taken into custody on suspicion of assaulting her.

The victim was taken to the hospital with injuries; however, police didn't have specifics on what happened to her.

SF Weekly contacted the police to get more details on the scary incident -- we will tell you more when we know more.

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Big Brother
Big Brother

I am glad god gave everyone the power to judge people you don’t even know. I happen to be his brother and if you knew what this kid had been through you may not see him as a person that is milking the system or a transient. In fact he has been a runaway foster kid for over 2 years in which time he has never received a dime of your tax dollars and by the way I pay more than enough in taxes to cover any expenses he may have caused the state. There are always two sides to every story and we should try to remember that. I am not saying that Chris is innocent but let’s at least give him the same right that all other criminals get and give him a fair trial before we judge him. Innocent until proven guilty in America! It seems to me that there is a lot that the media is not sharing or doesn’t know about this case as in others that affect income in a tourist area.  This kind of thing happens all over America every day and it never hits the media. The fisherman’s wharf is not a safe place I have been there with my family and I wouldn’t let my young girls out of my sight for a minute. So why is this girl alone in a foreign country drunk and under age? Where are her parents and who gave the minor alcohol? As for the comments that my sister posted about Chris being a liar, well I guess he learned from the best or maybe she has forgotten that she lied and stole from my family several times. I have been looking for Chris for over two years and all I can say is I hope he did not do what he is accused of. If he is I pray justice will be served and he will learn from this and one day he can become a productive citizen. We all make mistakes in life some are forgivable and others are not. I also pray for the girl and her family that they can get through this trying time.

Big Brother
Big Brother

I am glad god gave everyone the power to judge people you don’t even know. I happen to be his brother and if you knew what this kid had been through you may not see him as a person that is milking the system or a transient. In fact he has been a runaway foster kid for over 2 years in which time he has never received a dime of your tax dollars and by the way I pay more than enough in taxes to cover any expenses he may have caused the state. There are always two sides to every story and we should try to remember that. I am not saying that Chris is innocent but let’s at least give him the same right that all other criminals get and give him a fair trial before we judge him. Innocent until proven guilty in America! It seems to me that there is a lot that the media is not sharing or doesn’t know about this case as in others that affect income in a tourist area.  This kind of thing happens all over America every day and it never hits the media. The fisherman’s wharf is not a safe place I have been there with my family and I wouldn’t let my young girls out of my sight for a minute. So why is this girl alone in a foreign country drunk and under age? Where are her parents and who gave the minor alcohol? As for the comments that my sister posted about Chris being a liar, well I guess he learned from the best or maybe she has forgotten that she lied and stole from my family several times. I have been looking for Chris for over two years and all I can say is I hope he did not do what he is accused of. If he is I pray justice will be served and he will learn from this and one day he can become a productive citizen. We all make mistakes in life some are forgivable and others are not. I also pray for the girl and her family that they can get through this trying time.

deekoo
deekoo

What does her being drunk and alone in a foreign country have to do with anything?  If the allegations are true, the blame goes to Chris; if the allegations are false, the blame goes to whoever made them.  The girl's parents aren't in a position to have any real influence over her actions right now (even if we assume that they come from a country where being drunk at 15 is illegal.)

Talk0underworld
Talk0underworld

I love how the news interviewed another tourist who claimed Fisherman's Wharf is safe. How would he know? It isn't; it's infested with bums. It appears this guy was one of them. That 7-11 is a scary place to be at night.

californialove
californialove

he's not african american. he's white. and no one knows how old she was. i know chris personally. he's a nice guy. so im thinking this is a situation where a girl went willingly with him, she was probably 17, then got caught. natural instinct is to get someone else in trouble to save yourself. at most i think statutory. i met him when he was about 16. kids got a huge heart. sad life story, big heart.

Gwendy88
Gwendy88

The child is 15 years old, he just got involved with the wrong girl.  She looks 18 but she is only 15.  This is a sad situation, they may end of up very bad for him, because she wanted to party.

deekoo
deekoo

He's been charged with false imprisonment.  You don't have to restrain someone who WANTS to party with you.

Talk0underworld
Talk0underworld

If she went willingly, why did she have injuries? His were probably from the police. 

Gadnuts
Gadnuts

Another African American breaking stereotypes.....

Ravmic09
Ravmic09

Why is an 11 year old girl out at 2am in a foreign country, probably not speaking the language here and where were the adults that should have been protecting her?

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