Man accused of sexual battery at Grass Valley homeless shelter |

Man accused of sexual battery at Grass Valley homeless shelter

Steven Joseph Parker

A Grass Valley man remained jailed Tuesday on accusations he touched a woman inappropriately at Hospitality House, authorities said.

Steven Joseph Parker, 29, faces misdemeanor charges of sexual battery and false imprisonment, Grass Valley Police Sgt. Clint Bates said. Arrested late Monday, Parker remained Tuesday in the Nevada County Jail on $20,000 in bond, reports state.

Police arrested Parker after responding around 10:30 p.m. Monday to the Sutton Way homeless shelter. Officers interviewed Parker and the woman. They then arrested Parker, Bates said.

“It was immediately reported to staff, which immediately reported it to law enforcement,” the sergeant added.

Isaias Acosta, operations manager of Hospitality House, said Parker isn’t an employee of his shelter. Confidentiality concerns restrict him from revealing more details.

“While we don’t disclose personal identifying information due to confidentiality, we do work closely with Grass Valley (police) to ensure any and all criminal activity is reported and documented immediately, providing any necessary information that is required,” Acosta said in an email.

To contact Staff Writer Alan Riquelmy, email or call 530-477-4239.

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