Man Accused of Sexual Battery on Moonlight State Beach

A fight between a man and a woman at Moonlight State Beach led to sexual battery charges Wednesday, according to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.

At 3:40 p.m., deputies responded to the Encinitas beach near the 400 block of West B Street to investigate a fight reported by lifeguards.

There, they found a 49-year-old woman with minor bruising to her face.

Deputies determined a sexual battery had occurred, and they placed a 32-year-old man, who had stayed at the scene, into custody.

He was booked into the Vista Detention Facility on charges of felony sexual battery, false imprisonment and terrorist threats.

If you know anything about this case, you're asked to call the sheriff's department's nonemergency line at 858-565-5200.

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